The QorIQ mid-performance tier, which includes the P2020 (dual-core processor) and P2010 (single-core processor) communications processors, delivers high single-threaded performance per watt for a wide variety of applications in the networking, telecom, military and industrial markets. These P2 devices deliver dual- and single-core frequencies up to 1.2 GHz on a 45 nm technology low-power platform.
The QorIQ P2020 and P2010 dual- and single-core products are pin compatible with the QorIQ P1 family devices in the value performance tier, offering four interchangeable cost-effective solutions. Scaling from a single core processor at 533 MHz (P1011) to a dual core processor at 1.2 GHz (P2020), the two tiers of devices together deliver an impressive 4.5x aggregate frequency range within the same pinout.
The P2010 and P2020 processors serve in a wide range of applications, notably those with tight thermal constraints. With an available junction temperature range of –40 °C to +125 °C, the devices can be used in power-sensitive defense, aerospace and industrial applications, and less protected outdoor environments. They enable various combinations of data plane and control plane workloads in networking and telecom applications that require higher performance but want to avoid the complexity of partitioning the application across many cores. The devices’ primary target applications are networking and telecom linecards. The P2 devices, with their low power budget and high single-threaded performance, are uniquely well suited for control plane applications.