End of Altivec PowerPC digital signal processing chip spells headache for Serial RapidIO designers

The next-generation PowerPC family from Freescale, the QorIQ, has a new CPU core -- the e500 -- which does not support the Altivec engine that commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) single-board computer suppliers rely on for many of their military digital signal processing (DSP) systems. Read The Mil & Aero Blog online at www.pennwellblogs.com/mae.

The next-generation PowerPC family from Freescale, the QorIQ, has a new CPU core -- the e500 -- which does not support the Altivec engine that commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) single-board computer suppliers rely on for many of their military digital signal processing (DSP) systems. Read The Mil & Aero Blog online at www.pennwellblogs.com/mae.

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