"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
"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."
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.