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LinuxDevices.com: New system-on-chip packs dual Ethernets, supports Linux

Jun 15, 2000, 22:09 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Want to implement the essentials of a Linux-based Internet firewall or residential gateway using hardly more than a single chip? Austin, Texas startup Alchemy Semiconductor, Inc. may have just what you need: the Au1000 "Internet Edge Processor", unveiled earlier this week at the Embedded Processor Forum in San Jose, Calif."

"The Au1000 is a high integration system-on-chip IC that contains -- all within a single chip -- a 200-500 MHz 32-bit MIPS CPU core, R4000 MMU, two 10/100 Mbits/sec Ethernet controllers, four UARTs, USB (host/device), IrDA, AC'97 controller, I2S audio codec interface, and two SPI/SSI interfaces. The device also contains an 8-channel DMA controller, 32-source Interrupt controller, and can interface SDRAM system memory and SRAM/Flash/EPROM program memory."

"Given the high performance and high level of functionality, and in light of the target markets and applications, it comes as no surprise that Alchemy intends to ensure full embedded Linux support for the Au1000 and future Internet Edge Processors."

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