Motorola Computer Group has unveiled the PrPMC815 processor PMC module based on a 700MHz PowerPC 750FX processor and featuring an MPC185 security coprocessor.
For the first time on a PrPMC module, the variety of encryption capabilities enable network equipment providers to rapidly develop and deploy a range of security applications, according to Motorola Computer Group product marketing manager Greg Novak.
"The PrPMC815 is a technology boost that lets equipment manufacturers march up the performance curve with PowerPC CPUs," Novak said.
"For the first time, the MPC185 coprocessor resides on a high-speed bus to reduce latency when executing popular encryption algorithms such as Kasumi, DES, 30ES and AES for high-end applications such as 3G wireless and IP Security."
A PrPMC is a small, board-level module with a low-profile processor and memory subsystem that uses an industry standard interface to plug on to an I/O baseboard.
With 32MB of Flash memory, up to 512MB on-board memory, Gigabit Ethernet I/O and a 66MHz PCI bus, the PrPMC815 targets proprietary telecom architectures requiring a performance upgrade.
Samples of the PrPMC815 with the MPC185 are expected to be available in Q1 of 2003.