International CES -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), or AppliedMicro, today announced it will showcase Catalina APM86491, the world’s first embedded processing SoC with two integrated USB 3.0 interfaces, enabling a 10X improvement in video streaming throughput. With the industry’s best networking performance, richest feature set and lowest power consumption, Catalina makes the ideal processing solution for storing, streaming and sharing applications in the connected digital home.
Targeted for the next generation consumer Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Wireless Access Point (WAP) solutions, Catalina unifies enterprise-class performance with the needs of today’s digitally connected consumer. The Catalina device integrates several application-aware offload engines supporting a enterprise class QoS engine, TCP offload engines for both transport and receive, and a high-speed packet classification engine. These accelerators enable support for high-quality sharing of video, photos, audio and other digital files through any connected consumer device. No other competing SoC in the market place today offers Catalina’s two integrated USB 3.0 ports - one host port and an “On-The-Go” (OTG) port - supporting bandwidth up to 5 Gbits/sec each. At speeds of 370MBytes per second, the SoC enables transfer rates 10X faster than competing NAS and WAP solutions with USB 2.0 ports.
“This is the breakout year for USB 3.0 as it gains momentum in a wide range of mobility and PC computing platforms. AppliedMicro is providing the ability to seamlessly combine storage and wireless streaming at multi gigabit transfer rates to enable a new level of consumer multimedia experience,” said Vinay Ravuri, Vice President and General Manager of the Embedded Processor Business Unit of AppliedMicro. “By leading the industry in the integration of dual USB 3.0 ports, the Catalina enables the delivery of enterprise-class performance and quality of service to the connected home at price points demanded by mainstream technology consumers.”
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