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PowerQUICC III (8xxx) » MPC8572E

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Freescale’s next-generation PowerQUICC™ III integrated communications processors are designed to provide solutions for symmetrical and asymmetrical multi-core systems. Based on the scalable e500 processor and system-on-chip (SoC) platform, they deliver dual-core gigahertz plus processing performance with advanced content processing and security features.

The MPC8572 family of processors is designed to offer clock speeds from 1.2 GHz up to 1.5 GHz, combining two powerful e500 processor cores built on Power Architecture™ technology, enhanced peripherals, and high-speed interconnect technology to balance processor performance with I/O system throughput. These processors also contain an application acceleration blocks: a table lookup unit (TLU) that offloads complex table searches and header inspections; a pattern-matching engine to handle regular expression matching with a deflate engine to manage file decompression; and a security engine that accelerates crypto operations in IPSec and SSL/TLS for virtual private networks.

Based on Freescale’s 90 nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) copper interconnect process technology, the MPC8572 is designed to deliver higher performance with lower power dissipation. The MPC8572 processors provide a significant performance increase and represent the next step in continuous innovation from the popular PowerQUICC family. With uncompromising integration, the MPC8572 platform builds on the embedded core performance of Power Architecture technology and adds new features to enhance traffic management and security acceleration.

Support for high-speed interfaces on the MPC8572 enables scalable connectivity to network processors and/or ASICs in the data plane while the MPC8572 platform handles complex, computationally demanding control plane processing tasks. These processors also include dual next-generation double data rate (DDR2/DDR3) memory controllers, enhanced Gigabit Ethernet support, and double precision floating point.


  • Dual e500 Power Architecture cores scaling to 1.5 GHz
  • 1MB L2 cache/SRAM with I/O stashing
  • 32kB I/D L1 cache per core
  • Dual integrated DDR2/DDR3 SDRAM memory controllers
    • 64b (72b with ECC) per controller
    • to 800 MHz datarate
  • Four integrated Ethernet controllers (enhanced TSEC)
    • 10/100/1000 support
    • TCP/UPD offload
    • Quality of service support
    • IEEE® 1588 support
    • Lossless flow control
    • SGMII interfaces
  • Single 10/100 Fast Ethernet controller (FEC) with MII (muxed)
  • Table Lookup Unit offloading complex table searches
  • Pattern Matching Engine searches for regular expressions within packet payloads
    • Includes packet deflate engine to expose zipped payloads
  • Security engine
    • DES, 3DES, MD-5, SHA-1/2, AES, RSA, RNG, Kasumi F8/F9 and ARC-4 encryption algorithms
  • PCI Express®
  • Serial RapidIO®
  • 32b local bus running up to 133 MHz
  • Dual I2C, Dual DMA, DUART, Multiprocessor Interrupt Controller, IEEE1149.1 JTAG test access port
  • 1023-pin FC-PBGA package

Target Markets

Use a dual core device for higher performance with symmetric multiprocessor (SMP); to collapse two non-SMP operation systems (either homogenous or heterogeneous) onto one device; for split control and data plane applications; for adding services/applications on Linux next to an existing OS; for later in-field upgrade to higher performance by turning on the second core; for in-field “hot swap” OS upgrade by loading new OS to second core before putting first core with old OS into sleep mode.

  • Networking (switches and routers)
    • Linecard controller
    • Linecard control plane
    • Linecard combined control and data plane
    • Shelf controller
    • Centralized processing resource
    • AMC card
    • Controller on ATCA Carrier Card
    • Control card for NodeB, BTS, WCDMA, 4G LTE, WiMax
    • General purpose compute blade
  • Telecom
  • Industrial
    • Robotics
    • Test/measurement Networking/telecom
    • Single board computers
    • Military/industrial applications

Data Sheet


Development Kits etc.

Provider Tool name Order Number
Freescale Semiconductor Integrated Communications Processor MPC8572 Development... MPC8572DS

IDEs (Compilers etc.)

Provider Tool name Order Number
CodeSourcery Sourcery G++ for Power EABI SGPP_PPC_EABI_s10
CodeSourcery Sourcery G++ for Power GNU/Linux SGPP_PPC_LNX_s10

Debuggers / Simulators

Provider Tool name Order Number
Freescale Semiconductor Cyclone Max In-circuit Programmer & Debugger CYCLONEMAX

JTAG Probes

Provider Tool name Order Number
Abatron AG High-speed BDM/JTAG Interface for GNU Debugger BDI3000/A & bdiGDB Firmware

Operating Systems

Provider Tool name Order Number
CMX Systems CMX-RTX, preemptive, multi-tasking RTOS CMX-RTX
Micro Digital Inc. smx® Real Time Kernel for PowerPC smxPPC
Micro Digital Inc. SMX.Blaze™ blaze

Stacks/Protocols/File systems

Provider Tool name Order Number
Micro Digital Inc. smxNS™ TCP/IP Stack smxNS
Micro Digital Inc. smxUSBD™ USB Device Stack smxUSBD
Micro Digital Inc. smxUSBO™ USB OTG Stack smxUSBO
Micro Digital Inc. smxUSBH™ USB Host Stack smxUSBH
Micro Digital Inc. smxFFS™ Flash File System smxFFS
Micro Digital Inc. smxFS™ Portable File System smxFS
CMX Systems CMX TCP/IP is a full-featured and fast TCP/IP stack CMX-TCP/IP
CMX Systems CMX-MicroNet is a very small and fast TCP/IP stack CMX-MicroNet
SEGGER Microcontroller emWin (Graphics Software and GUI) 3.xx.xx
SEGGER Microcontroller emUSB (Embedded USB Stack) 9.xx.xx
SEGGER Microcontroller emFile (Embedded File System) 2.xx.xx
HCC Embedded MISRA Compliant TCP/IPv4 & IPv6 TCPIP
HCC Embedded Fail-safe File Systems FFS
HCC Embedded Smart-meter File System SMFS
HCC Embedded Verifiable SSL/TLS SSLTLS
HCC Embedded eTaskSync Verifiable Scheduler ETASKSYNC
HCC Embedded Fail-safe Flash Translation Layer FTL
HCC Embedded USB Device, Host and OTG EUSB
HCC Embedded Fail-safe Bootloader BL
Micro Digital Inc. smxWiFi™ WiFi Stack smxWiFi

Software Design

Provider Tool name Order Number
IAR Systems IAR visualSTATE VS

Other Software Tools

Provider Tool name Order Number
Micro Digital Inc. GoFast® Floating Point Library GoFast
Micro Digital Inc. Prism GUI Products smxPrism
Micro Digital Inc. PEG GUI Products smxPEG