Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), or AppliedMicro®, today announced a production-ready solution integrating high-performance network storage and 802.11ac WiFi wireless access into a single platform to provide the ultimate digital media experience for the connected home. AppliedMicro’s all-in-one storage-WiFi solution enables consumers to store, share and stream digital content with the highest quality of service to any connected device throughout the home network. It’s powered by the APM86491 Catalina System-on-a-Chip, the industry’s first embedded processor designed specifically to handle the bandwidth requirements of this new class of consumer electronic systems. AppliedMicro will be demonstrating the integrated storage-WiFi solution from June 5-9 at Computex Taipei 2012. The Catalina platform is ideally-suited to enable this next-generation solution with scalable, enterprise-class performance and low-power at affordable price points. The industry’s only integrated USB 3.0 on Catalina helps the converged solution deliver the industry’s fastest Network Attached Storage (NAS) read/write performance at 100MBps, a 2-3x improvement over USB2.0 offerings. Files as large as 4 Gigabytes, such as a feature-length high-definition movie, can now be downloaded and shared in less than ten seconds. The converged platform delivers a richer home media experience because AppliedMicro’s Catalina integrates several application-aware accelerators in hardware, such as an enterprise-class QoS engine for intelligent traffic prioritization, TCP offload engines for both transmit and receive and a high-speed packet classification engine with support for Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). Additionally, the SLIMpro™ co-processor on board Catalina enables low-power operation to meet energy-efficiency initiatives. AppliedMicro is meeting the growing performance needs of demanding digital consumers as the number of connected devices supported by home networks continues to skyrocket and as the volume of digital content created and stored by these devices increases dramatically. AppliedMicro’s converged storage-WiFi solution provides Original Equipment Manufacturers and Original Design Manufacturers with a reference platform to accelerate time-to-market with performance meeting the needs of today’s consumers at price points that will satisfy most family budgets.
“Our converged platform is designed to offload some of the ancillary system tasks from the main CPU core, so that the primary mission of provisioning wireless bandwidth and ensuring read-and-write storage performance is given the highest priority,” said Pravin Bathija, Product Marketing Manager of the Compute Business Unit of AppliedMicro. “The net result is a richer media experience for end-users even as the number of connected devices grows and as the volume of content expands.”AppliedMicro will demonstrate its next-generation integrated storage-WiFi solution at Computex Taipei by showing high quality-of-service in multiple high-definition video feeds streaming simultaneously to several wireless clients in a connected digital home environment. Technical staff will be on hand to answer questions about the game-changing capabilities that Catalina is bringing to next-generation home networks. To schedule an appointment for a demonstration, contact Tally Kaplan, Director of Corporate Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org. AppliedMicro Overview AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions for telco, enterprise, data center, consumer and SMB applications. With a heritage of innovation in high-speed connectivity and high-performance computing, AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership for service provider and data center infrastructures. 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. © 2012 Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. AppliedMicro, the AppliedMicro logo and SLIMPro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.