AppliedMicro also offers the industry’s first integrated software programmable co-processor within the APM86491 Catalina SoC for application specific customizable offloads. SLIMpro allows AppliedMicro to provide the industry’s first receive-side TCP offload engine to further improve network throughput. Performance improves more than 100 percent in applications such as NAS through the use of a TCP receive side offload engine. Performance is also provided by Catalina’s 1 GHz Power Architecture® 465 CPU featuring a dual issue, out-of-order processor core. The net result for consumers is uninterrupted performance with no stalls during data transfers. Furthermore, bandwidth multiplexing, speed and coverage range of IEEE 802.11ac wireless solutions are improved as On-The-Go (OTG) sharing becomes more pervasive through smart phones, tablets, laptops and HD displays.The SLIMpro co-processor responds to network control packets while the main CPU and the rest of the SoC remain in a deep sleep mode, operating at less than 250mW to further reduce Total Cost of Ownership. The SoC operates at less than 3W under typical operation conditions to support Power-over-Ethernet (POE) requirements. Low power operation also eliminates cooling fans and heat sinks from system designs for reduced bill-of-material cost. Catalina features an advanced hardware-based QoS engine with support for DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) for prioritization of real-time and latency sensitive traffic. The SoC leverages its queue manager and classifier to perform bandwidth management with 256 queues, 1024 search filters, and 128 traffic policers and shapers. This provides a richer video experience while voice and web traffic remain unaffected by multiple simultaneous streams and applications. Catalina provides 64-byte L2 bridging performance with a classifier offload equal to 762Mbps, delivers 100 percent Ethernet line rate performance with no CPU utilization. IP forwarding 64-byte performance with classifier offload delivers 621Mbps at 100 percent CPU utilization. IP forwarding 1500-byte performance with classifier offload delivers 986Mbps at zero percent CPU utilization. Catalina’s Robocopy NAS writes equal 110 Megabytes per second (MBps) at 80 percent CPU utilization. Iometer NAS writes are 110 MBps at 35 percent CPU utilization and Iometer NAS reads are 108 MBps at 40 percent CPU utilization.
The Catalina APM86491 is available now in sample quantities and production quantities are expected in the second quarter. AppliedMicro is demonstrating Catalina-based wireless access point designs at 2012 International CES, Jan. 10-13, in Meeting Room #MP26055 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.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, and SLIMpro 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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50128319&lang=en