The digital home is converging towards an all-in-one network appliance that serves as a router, wireless access point and a networked storage drive. AppliedMicro’s designs for NAS and wireless access point solutions integrated together with USB 3.0 enable multiple simultaneous streams of video, audio and other digital files. The USB 3.0 connectivity pushes the envelope of transfer speeds to 5 Gbits/s, easing the ability to store, stream and share data, photos, music, videos. Files as large as 4 Gigabytes, such as a feature-length movie, can now be downloaded and shared in less than ten seconds. At 1/10 of the throughput, previous generations of solutions based on USB 2.0 ports were prohibitively slow for such transfers.AppliedMicro's Catalina APM86491 is the industry’s first embedded processor equipped to handle the bandwidth required from next-generation solutions. With line rate read/write performance for storage access, and high speed classification engines for traffic shaping multi gigabit streaming bandwidths, Catalina provides the ability to play multiple movies over the network in a power envelope of less than 3W. Integrating two USB 3.0 ports on chip eliminates the need for separate host adapters on system boards, and reduces bill-of-material costs by as much as $8. Additionally, two PCI Express® Gen 2 ports, up to two SATA-II ports and two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports on a single device delivers the industry’s best I/0 throughput. AppliedMicro is demonstrating USB 3.0-enabled NAS and wireless access point designs at 2012 International CES, Jan. 10-13, in Meeting Room #MP26055 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NAS and WAP reference designs by AppliedMicro provide consumer device manufacturers with the essential hardware and software elements to rapidly bring systems to market with the latest technology standards that improve performance and connectivity. AppliedMicro Overview AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions for telco, enterprise, data center, consumer and SMB applications. With a 30-year heritage as an innovator in high-speed connectivity and high performance embedded processing, AppliedMicro employs patented Power Architecture® SoCs to provide energy efficient products that can deliver up to a 40 percent reduction in power consumption without sacrificing performance. AppliedMicro's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AppliedMicro, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.apm.com. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AppliedMicro and the AppliedMicro logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. The Power Architecture and Power.org word marks and the Power and Power.org logos and related marks are trademarks and service marks licensed by Power.org. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
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