IBM Debuts Floating-Point Unit For PowerPC - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

IBM Debuts Floating-Point Unit For PowerPC

The extension is designed to provide high-performance, low-power consumption for embedded applications.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — IBM Corp. has announced the availability of a 90-nm version of its floating-point unit (FPU) for its PowerPC processor line.

The product, dubbed the 440 Power Core Floating Point Unit, is designed to provide high-performance, low-power consumption for embedded applications in the PowerPC RISC processor line. This includes graphics generation for printing and medical imaging, pattern matching for data mining, and risk analysis for financial services.

"There is a significant demand for floating point performance in today's printing, imaging and data mining applications," said Ron Martino, director of PowerPC Products at IBM’s Microelectronics Group, in a statement.

IBM is also announcing availability of the certified design kit (CDK) for IBM's hard core version of the PowerPC 440 processor in 90-nm copper process technology. This CDK will enable clients to ensure that all specifications of a particular microprocessor design have been verified and certified on actual hardware, according to IBM.

The 440 Power Core Floating Point Unit will be available March 2006. The CDK is available this month.

IBM also announced that the U.S. Government's Trusted Access Program Office has licensed the fully synthesizable versions of IBM's PowerPC 405 and 440 processors.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2020 State of DevOps Report
2020 State of DevOps Report
Download this report today to learn more about the key tools and technologies being utilized, and how organizations deal with the cultural and process changes that DevOps brings. The report also examines the barriers organizations face, as well as the rewards from DevOps including faster application delivery, higher quality products, and quicker recovery from errors in production.
News
The State of Chatbots: Pandemic Edition
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  9/10/2020
Commentary
Deloitte on Cloud, the Edge, and Enterprise Expectations
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  9/14/2020
Slideshows
Data Science: How the Pandemic Has Affected 10 Popular Jobs
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/9/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
IT Automation Transforms Network Management
In this special report we will examine the layers of automation and orchestration in IT operations, and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll