GDA Technologies Announces Availability of AdvancedMC Reference Platform for Freescale's MPC8641D Dual Core PowerPC(TM) Processor

Claims best-in-class performance density and the Industry's first Dual Core reference platform verified in Target Mode.

ORLANDO, Fla., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Freescale Technology Forum (FTF Americas) -- GDA Technologies, Inc., fully owned subsidiary of L&T Infotech Ltd., and a fast-growing IP and Product Engineering Services (PES) company today announced the market-leading availability of its Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC or AMC) Reference Platform kit for Freescale Semiconductor's MPC8641D Dual Core PowerPC(TM) processor, built on Power Architecture(TM) technology.

The MPC8641D-based AMC is designed with high-performance Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and up to 8 lanes of PCI Express for embedded applications in pervasive computing, wireless telecommunications, media servers, and storage networking. The board has four Gigabit Ethernet ports (two on the front panel and two on the edge connector) along with a debug port on the front panel and 8 PCI Express lanes with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI v1.5) on the AMC edge connector.

The highly integrated MPC8641D processor architecture implemented on the AMC form-factor (AMC.0 Rev.2) improves system performance, simplifies board design, lowers power consumption, and reduces system implementation cost, while addressing power budget and heat constraints of AMC expansion bays in MicroTCA(TM) and AdvacncedTCA(TM) carriers. The platform comes with packaged embedded software on Flash-based embedded Linux(R) OS with device drivers. GDA is working with leading software application stack providers to offer targeted software solutions that will enable this platform to be integrated into shippable end products at a rapid pace.

"This product is aimed at helping our customers accelerate their own innovations and get to market much faster and with significantly reduced risk," explained Gopa Periyadan, Vice President & GM of System and Software unit at GDA Technologies. "GDA is one of the first companies to offer the leading-edge MPC8641D on a high-performance industry-standard platform running seamlessly in target mode and supported with Linux source code. Delivering performance at 1.5 GHz each core (2.3MIPS/MHz), the two PowerPC(TM) cores of this design can operate in symmetric multiprocessing mode (SMP) for maximum performance or Asymmetric multiprocessing mode (AMP) for separate data plane and control plane tasks, such as quality-of-service (QoS), off-loading security, classification, and more." Gopa added that the GDA 8641D AMC board would also be available for sale from our channel partners like Arrow Electronics shortly.

The MPC8641D Reference Platform fulfils the demand for fast and ubiquitous connectivity, thermal fulfillment and best-in-class performance in limited form-factor for a broad range of applications, such as wireless base stations, media gateways, enterprise network access systems, web servers and search engineers implemented on the MicroTCA(TM) or AdvancedTCA(TM) platforms.

With the MPC8641D based AMC, embedded developers and system integrators who desire the powerful capabilities of Dual Core PowerPC(TM) processors may quickly migrate to higher performance levels while leveraging proven development platforms to reduce the time and cost of getting to market.

About GDA Technologies:

GDA Technologies Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Services (EDS) and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) having extensive experience with Freescale PowerQUICC, PowerPC, and i.MX architectures for the embedded, networking, and consumer electronics markets. GDA specializes in designing ASICs, FPGAs, IPs, boards, SoCs, software and complete systems from concept to product. GDA is part of the L&T Infotech Product Engineering Services (PES) offerings, which aims to provide end-to-end product design capability to its customers.

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