Reference Designs target data storage equipment.

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Based on MPC837x processors and supported by FalconStor® IPStor® Express software, Model MPC8379E-RDB is suited for NAS with RAID 5, multifunction printers, and office-in-a-box solutions. It provides local data protection for SMB and midsize operations, as well as larger organizations with remote and branch offices. Based on MPC8315E processor, Model MPC8315E-RDB enables creation of retail and consumer premises equipment that lets consumers receive, share, organize, and store digital content.

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Ecosystem Support Establishes Momentum For New Freescale Storage Processors

Reference designs and collaboration with top software vendors position Freescale for success in storage markets

PARIS (Freescale Technology Forum) - Oct. 9, 2007 - As the volume of rich digital content continues to expand at work and at home, businesses and consumers need networking solutions to store, share and protect their most valuable information.

To help manufacturers of storage equipment succeed in this environment, Freescale has collaborated with several top software providers to create two new reference designs based on its new MPC8379E and MPC8315E storage processors. Built on Power Architecture(TM) technology, the solutions are engineered to speed and simplify product development while addressing application-specific requirements of consumer and small/medium business (SMB) storage equipment markets.

"Freescale's storage solutions offer outstanding networking and processing performance, along with integrated storage connectivity that scales from 1 to 4 SATA-II hard disk drive interfaces," said Jeff Timbs, marketing director for Freescale's Networking System Division. "The MPC8379E and MPC8315E processors are supported by premier storage software providers to enable our customers to rapidly develop secure, high-performance, protected storage devices."

Scalable applications for SMB markets
The MPC8379E-RDB reference platform is a highly integrated board targeting SMB business and high-end consumer applications such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) with RAID 5, multifunction printers, and office-in-a box solutions. The low-cost board, based on Freescale's MPC837x family, is supported by FalconStor® IPStor® Express software. The combined solution provides local data protection for SMB and midsize operations, as well as for larger enterprises desiring these capabilities in remote office and branch office locations.

"We are excited to work with Freescale to provide comprehensive storage solutions based on the company's compelling new family of storage processors," said Bernie Wu, vice president of business development for FalconStor Software. "FalconStor looks forward to collaborating with Freescale to deliver proven, comprehensive solutions that enable the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity, and simplicity."

The connected home - secure storage at a consumer price
Freescale's new MPC8315E processor powers a reference design intended to streamline development of consumer devices combining media storage and residential gateway capabilities. The MPC8315E-RDB solution enables the creation of retail and consumer premises equipment that helps consumers receive, share, organize and store their digital content. The solution leverages advanced interfaces for high speed networking, and provides WiFi, VoIP, routing, bridging and quality-of-service functionality. It also offers digital rights management transcription, transcoding and transrating services required for multimedia gateway applications - all on a single converged platform.

The solution includes HipServTM Home Server software from Axentra to provide a secure, highly integrated platform for distributing and storing digitized media for consumer equipment. DLNA® & UPnP(TM) capabilities from Allegro Software enable seamless integration and interoperability between consumer equipment and digital content. Allegro provides a demonstration version of a DLNA-compliant media server that can send and store consumer digital content over a network.

About Freescale's storage processor family
Freescale's storage processors blend outstanding performance, integration, security and power management capabilities in a range of price and performance configurations. The devices integrate a broad array of technologies essential for success in storage markets, including SATA, PCI Express, USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, XOR acceleration and high-performance security functionality. The devices are available with or without hardware encryption technology, which enhances performance by offloading security algorithm processing tasks, freeing the CPU to run additional applications. More information about storage processors from Freescale is available at

Freescale PowerQUICC processors are supported by the broad Power Architecture ecosystem of software, tools and solutions providers - now further enhanced with key storage market software.

The MPC8315E-RDB platform is sampling to select customers now, and general sampling begins in January 2008. Distribution resale pricing is $499. The MPC8379E-RDB platform is sampling now to select customers, with general sampling planned for January 2008. Distribution resale pricing begins at $699.

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2006 sales of $6.4 billion (USD)

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