AppliedMicro (Applied Micro Circuits Corp) offers embedded Power Architecture processors targeting control-plane, imaging, wireless-access, industrial-control, storage, and networking applications. The AppliedMicro Power Architecture supports low- power operation, high-performance PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) and PCI-X (PCI extended) 2.0 I/O interfaces, interfacing to DRAM, such as DDR2 SDRAM, accelerated GbE (gigabit Ethernet), and state-of-the-art security. An ecosystem of partners supplies operating systems, development tools, embedded software, board-level products, design services, and technical training.
The PowerPC 460GT and PowerPC 460GTx target enterprise-class networking, storage, and wireless-infrastructure applications; high-performance, low-power, network-control applications; and home gateways, imaging/printing, NAS (network-attached-storage) applications. AppliedMicro's PowerPC 460SX storage processor is designed for high-throughput RAID (redundant-array-of-inexpensive-disks) acceleration and interoperability with 6G (6-Gbps) SAS (serial-attached SCSI) and 8G (8-Gbps) FC (Fibre Channel).
AppliedMicro offers hardware- and software-reference designs for Network Attached Storage and with Arches for system innovators in the ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) AMC (advanced-mezzanine-card) market.