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Motorola Announces its Fastest Processor PMC Module


TEMPE, Ariz. – 26, December 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced availability of the PrPMC6001, the company’s fastest Processor PMC module. The PrPMC6001 is designed to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to boost their platform compute and I/O performance while maintaining excellent power and thermal characteristics.

The power and versatility of Motorola’s PrPMC6001 may enable engineers that are designing leading-edge pervasive computing and embedded network control and signal processing applications, such as flight computers, software defined radio, and command, control and communications systems, to quickly and easily add processing power.

Featuring a Freescale MPC7448 PowerPC® G4 architecture processor running at speeds of up to 1.4 GHz, the PrPMC6001 uses an integrated system controller to give the processor high-speed access to up to one GB of external memory with Motorola support and up to 256MB of flash memory. The PrPMC6001 features dual independent Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, one of which has optional SerDes support, routed to the PMC connector. It supports both real-time and Linux operating systems for enhanced customer flexibility.

This latest module extends Motorola’s embedded communications computing product portfolio, which ranges from individual blade and module building blocks through fully integrated and validated communications servers. Motorola gives customers the flexibility to integrate its products at the appropriate level for their solution.

PrPMC6001 features

* Single-width PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card)
* Freescale MPC7448 PowerPC® G4 architecture processor operating at up to 1.4GHz
* Dual GigE interface
* Up to 133 MHz PCI-X interface
* PTMC compliant P4 connector
* Supports VxWorks 5.5 and 5.5.1, certain carrier grade Linux distributions and 2.6.10

About the Processor PMC Family
Motorola’s extensive family of Processor PMC modules feature a complete host microprocessor and memory subsystem on an ANSI VITA 32 standard compact form factor. A PrPMC design approach allows customers to design simpler and smaller baseboards and focus their resources on adding value to their products through innovation such as software or custom interfaces. Motorola’s PrPMC products can help shorten the design cycle, speed time-to-market and reduce the time and complexity of upgrading, which lowers the total cost of ownership and provides excellent scalability.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

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