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High-performance System on a Chip® for advanced network attached storage, consumer wireless access point and media gateway systems for the connected home market
With a rich array of leading edge peripherals, the APM86491 sets new levels of fully leveraged network entertainment and communication. Home appliances equipped with the Catalina Processor APM86491 will be able to stream high definition video (1080i/1080p) of feature-length movies or clips while simultaneously enabling other Web2.0 applications to be accessed across a wide variety of connected home applications including NAS content.
AppliedMicro’s new APM86491 single-core PowerPC processor uses hardware accelerations such as hardware-based Queue Manager with Traffic Manager (QM/TM). The QM/TM implements QoS to enable a richer video experience while unaffecting voice and web traffic. APM86491 also implements inline packet acceleration technologies such as statefull TCP offload, hardware NAT and security features. These offloads enable applications such as firewalls, next-generation connected home appliances.
The Catalina Processor APM86491 offers encryption and power management offloads eliminating the need for expensive external hardware and software complexity. These offloads offer hardware classification and forwarding and accelerate VPN applications making it ideal for home gateways. The power management feature includes a standby mode that can wake on any interface enabling the system to meet emerging standards for energy efficiency.