WIN Announces Desktop Networking Platforms with Intel(R) EP80579 System-on-Chip (SoC)

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 28, 2008— WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and network platforms for Electronic-OEMs, announces the PL-10540 and PL-10550 desktop platforms that feature the Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel® QuickAssist Technology. The EP80579 is the Intel system-on-chip (SoC) purpose-built for the embedded and communications market with highly-integrated security features. The new WIN Enterprises platforms are designed for SOHO/SMB network management and network security applications, such as firewall, VPN, anti-spam, anti-virus, and intrusion detection & prevention.

The PL-10540 and PL-10550 support 4GbE and 5GbE LAN capability, respectively. E-OEMs are offered a scalable selection of 600MHz, 1.066GHz or 1.2 GHz versions of the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor. Support for Intel QuickAssist high-bandwidth and low-latency accelerator technology is available on select Intel EP80579 SoC processors.

We consider the Intel EP80579 processor highly significant for the embedded industry, said Chiman Patel, CEO/CTO of WIN Enterprises. By combining the functions of four chips into one, Intel has simplified and sped up platform design while bringing the benefits of smaller footprint, lowered power consumption, enhanced performance, and comprehensive I/O to the device.

Intel is committed to meeting the challenges of a world of persistently-connected Internet devices, said Stephen Price, director of marketing, Embedded Performance Products Division, Intel. The EP80579 enables members of our embedded development ecosystem, such as WIN Enterprises, to design smart, highly-integrated systems that help meet the expectations of this new world with smaller, economical and more efficient designs.

The Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor SoC was designed specifically for embedded market segments that depend on long product lifecycles. This SoC has a 45% smaller footprint with 34% lower power usage than traditional 4-chip board-level designs.1 Integration of the CPU, North Bridge, Southbridge, and security co-processor on a single die optimizes packet processing and enables the reduced-footprint design of the new WIN Enterprises networking platforms.

Features

  • Platform based on Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor, 600MHz, 1.066GHz, and 1.2GHz
  • 256kb of L2 Coherent Cache
  • EP80579 Processor SKUs available with Intel® QuickAssist Technology
  • Compact size: 9 (W) x 6.5 (D) x 1.7 (H)
  • DDRII 400/533/667/800Mhz Memory Supported
  • Choose four or five 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • SATA HDD Support
  • Compact Flash II Support
  • USB NAND Flash Support
  • One USB 2.0 port and one console port
  • Dual Color Programmable LEDs
  • RoHS compliant

Operating System Support

Linux, Windows Embedded XP and FreeBSD are supported

Pricing and Availability

The PL-10540 and PL-10550 platforms are available mid-December, 2008. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Pricing in OEM quantities begins at $425 per unit for the PL-10540 and $455 for the PL-10550. Contact Email Contact for additional product and pricing information.

About WIN Enterprises, Inc.

WIN Enterprises is a product development company that designs and manufactures customized x86-based embedded systems, networking platforms, controllers, and motherboards for the embedded computing market. Founded in 1991, WIN Enterprises has developed several reference designs for the world-leading microprocessor companies, plus set-top boxes, rack-mount appliances, and other customized devices for E-OEMs and software developers. WIN Enterprises facilities in the United States, Taiwan, China, and India enable cost-effective design, manufacturing, and fulfillment for corporations around the world. WIN Enterprises is an affiliate member in the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers.

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1 Compared to previous platform containing the Intel® Pentium® M processor, Intel® 915GME GMCH, Intel ® ICH6-M and external cryptographic accelerator. All products, platforms, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, visit Intel Performance Benchmark Limitations.

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