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Secure MCU Drives Network Applications

Applied Micro Circuits’ 500-MHz PowerPC 440EPr incorporates floating-point support and a Turbo Security Engine to manage secure, high-performance network applications. It also can handle protocols like IPsec, STRP, and SSL. The 440EPr has dual Gig Ethernet ports, a 32-bit PCI interface, USB 2.0 host/device with integrated PHY, and a 32-bit DDR2 memory controller. It also draws less than 3.5 W. Pricing starts under $20. The Sequoia eval kit includes Linux and matching development tools.


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