When you think microprocessor "Intel" pops into mind first, but that's only for PCs, whereas Freescale is actually king of the communications processor. Look for communications to outpace personal computing in processing power and abundance over the rest of the decade. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog
The quad-core P2040 utilizes e500mc Power Architecture core, DDR3, Serial RapidIO, PCI Express, SATA 2.0 and five Ethernet controllers.
Here is what EETimes says about Freescale's comm processors: Freescale Semiconductor has filled in the bottom two tiers of its QorIQ communications processor line with accelerated models. Using the same Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA) as higher-performance models, the new P1 model for wireless LAN access points, SMB gateways and fixed routers along with the P2 models for fixed routers, LTE channel cards and enterprise security round out the five-tier QorIQ one- to eight-core processor line...
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