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Freescale Now Shipping First PowerQUICC(TM) II Pro Embedded Processor in Volume.

MPC8349E Reaches Volume Production; EEMBC Benchmark Results Underscore Strengths for Residential/Office Gateway, Other Applications

AUSTIN, Texas -- Manufacturers of residential and office gateway devices and other networking equipment can now leverage the high integration, exceptional price/performance ratios and leading-edge connectivity options of the MPC8349E PowerQUICC[TM] II Pro device from Freescale Semiconductor.

Currently shipping in volume quantities, the device performed well in recently released benchmark tests of relevance to home/office gateway markets and other applications. The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium[R] (EEMBC) has issued certified benchmark scores based on a series of tests conducted on the processor to help designers predict device performance in a range of real-world applications. Detailed score reports are available for free on the EEMBC Web site at

"When compared to the EEMBC scores of other devices offered at similar price points and relative frequencies, the MPC8349E is especially adept at TCP/IP code processing and network packet handling and routing," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "These results also should be viewed in the context of additional functionality of the part not addressed by the EEMBC benchmarks, including features such as a DMA controller, an advanced security engine and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities."

The first PowerQUICC II Pro product line to leverage a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture, the MPC8349E is based on the e300 core and enables rapid reconfiguration of functional blocks to address customer and market needs. The processor is well suited for highly integrated, cost-sensitive applications, particularly due to its high clock speed (up to 667MHz), high level of integration and flexible interfaces.

The part is ideal for applications where space, power consumption and performance are critical requirements. Applications include home, office and media gateways, Ethernet routers and switches, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment, embedded security devices, network attached storage, industrial control, line cards and imaging equipment.

Pricing and availability

For MPC8349E pricing information, please contact Freescale Semiconductor or your local Freescale sales representative.


EEMBC[R], the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, develops and certifies real-world benchmarks and benchmark scores to help designers select the right embedded processors for their systems. Every processor submitted for EEMBC benchmarking is tested for parameters representing different workloads and capabilities in communications, networking, consumer, office automation, automotive/industrial, embedded Java and microcontroller-related applications. With members including leading semiconductor, intellectual property, and compiler companies, EEMBC establishes benchmark standards and provides certified benchmarking results through the EEMBC Technology Center.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with sales of $6.2 billion (USD) for the previous four quarters.

EEMBC is a registered trademark of the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.

Freescale[TM] and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. [c] Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. 2006.
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