Communications processors target networking, IoT, industrial automation and control

13-01-2015 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Satisfying a broad range of power-sensitive networking applications, as well as additional fast-growing product categories including Internet of Things gateways and industrial automation and control equipment, Freescale Semiconductor's QorIQ LS1 communications processors are now available from Mouser stock.

Built on Layerscape architecture, the industry's first software-aware core-agnostic networking architecture, the QorIQ LS1 family provides unparalleled efficiency and scale. The LS1 Communications Processor Family is designed to enable a new class of power-constrained applications by bringing together highly efficient ARM cores and over twenty years of Freescale networking and IP expertise to provide the highest level of integration under 3W.

With ECC protection on both L1 and L2 caches, QUICC Engine support, USB 3.0, and a broad range of other peripherals and I/O features, the LS1 family of devices is purpose-built for multicore platforms required to operate more securely, intelligently, and efficiently without sacrificing performance. Outstanding performance and efficiency are achieved by integrating features such as DDR3L and DDRF memory support while staying under 3W.

?Pin- and software-compatible, the LS1 family includes the highly integrated LS1020A processor for fanless enterprise and consumer networking applications, such as enterprise access points, multi-protocol IoT gateways and security appliances. Freescale's Tower System modular development platform, featuring an integrated on-board probe for further cost savings, along with third-party platforms developed by Freescale's embedded board solutions partners support the LS1 product family. Evaluation kits include a Linux 3.12 BSP with optimized drivers to support peripherals, and a six-month evaluation license for CodeWarrior development tools. Freescale's VortiQa software provides complete software stacks for enterprise and SMB networking applications, including gateways, security appliances and cloud equipment. All QorIQ LS series devices are also supported by Freescale's third-party ecosystem, says the company.

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