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MOTOROLA 88110 RISC MICROPROCESSORS POWER HARRIS' NEW NIGHT HAWK REAL-TIME COMPUTERS

 MOTOROLA 88110 RISC MICROPROCESSORS POWER HARRIS'
 NEW NIGHT HAWK REAL-TIME COMPUTERS
 AUSTIN, Tex., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The RISC Microprocessor Division of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its high- performance 88110 Symmetric Superscalar(tm) RISC microprocessors have been selected to power Harris Corporation's new Night Hawk(tm) 5000 series of real-time computers. This multiprocessor family of mid- range systems is based on an open architecture targeted for use in simulators, signal and radar processing, energy systems and other applications requiring real-time response.
 The Night Hawk 5800, the first member of the system family, is configured with one or two 88110 microprocessors on each processor module, with a maximum of eight 88110s in a system. A dual processor module, for example, features 512 Kbytes of secondary cache and 32 Mbytes of local memory to deliver high I/O throughput. The Night Hawk 5000 systems support multiple VME buses, making the systems ideally suited for real-time applications.
 A major strength of the 88110 is its flexible design. Harris' Night Hawk takes advantage of this flexibility by offering a unique local memory architecture that utilizes the same bus as the RISC microprocessor -- thereby increasing bus bandwidth and allowing more rapid access to information stored in local memory. Unlike competing systems which use a single common bus and tend to bottleneck information, each processor module is equipped with its own primary and secondary cache, and local memory and bus, enabling the system bandwidth to efficiently expand as processor modules are added.
 "The 88110's exceptional design makes the chip ideal for meeting the stringent performance demands of real-time applications," said Gary Montgomery, manager, 88000 marketing. "The '110 also features hooks that maximize multiprocessing capability. Among these are a bus-snoop protocol to handle cache coherency without software intervention, hardware for semaphore operations and duplicate tags for the data cache."
 The 88110 is the newest in Motorola's 88000 family of RISC microprocessors and is slated for general availability later this year. The device has been measured at 63.7 SPECmarks (without a secondary cache) and at 100-plus VAX MIPS per microprocessor on the instruction-level simulator. Target applications include multiprocessing, graphics and high-end commercial processors and servers.
 Motorola is one of the world's leading suppliers of electronic equipment, systems, components, and services for worldwide markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers, cellular telephone systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronic equipment, data communications, information processing and handling equipment.
 Motorola was a winner of the U.S. Department of Commerce's first Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process.
 Harris' Computer Systems Division designs, manufactures, distributes and supports the Night Hawk family of real-time computer systems. Night Hawk systems support compatible real-time and multi- level secure UNIX operating systems that comply with POSIX, SVID and 88open standards. Night Hawks are ideal for simulation, data acquisition and secure computing applications. The division is part of Harris' Electronic Systems Sector.
 Harris Corporation, with annual worldwide sales of more than $3 billion, is focused on four major businesses: electronic systems, semiconductors, communications and Lanier Worldwide office equipment.
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 /CONTACT: Dean Mosely of Motorola, 512-891-2839, or Paul Davis of Cunningham Communication, 617-494-8202, for Motorola/
 (MOT) CO: Motorola, Inc.; Harris Corporation ST: Texas, Florida IN: CPR ARO SU: PDT


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