SOURCE: Themis

June 07, 2007 08:00 ET

Themis Computer Announces New P.A. Semi-Based PrXMC/PrPMC Module

Themis' New P.A. Semi Processor-Based PrXMC/PrPMC Module Provides Dual 64-Bit Power PC Cores, Flexible High-Speed I/O, Low Power Consumption in a Small and Versatile Form Factor

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Themis® Computer today announced its new TPA-XMC™ PrXMC/PrPMC Module, which is based on P.A. Semi's PA6T-1682M PWRficient™ Power Architecture-based processor. The Themis TPA-XMC provides powerful dual 64-bit processing, flexible high-speed I/O and low power consumption in a small form factor.

The P.A. Semi PWRficient 64-bit multicore processor redefines power, cost, and throughput efficiency in high-performance processing. The unique system-on-chip architecture and design, underpinned by more than 50 patents both filed and pending, delivers high performance at very low power consumption. The TPA-XMC features PA6T-1682M technology and delivers higher integer and floating-point performance than existing PowerPC-based PMC modules. The Themis TPA-XMC will deliver 64-bit performance while consuming as little as 15 watts (30 percent less power than existing PowerPC-based PMC modules). Themis' energy-efficient TPA-XMC is an exciting option for power-constrained applications. With its reduced thermal footprint, Themis' TPA-XMC is a practical upgrade for buyers that rate power consumption as a critical consideration.

Themis' TPA-XMC is designed for a wide range of networking, wireless infrastructure, storage, and military/aerospace systems that run their applications on PowerPC® platforms. The TPA-XMC provides a wide range of I/O options, including Gigabit, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express. Eighteen user-configurable serdes lanes enable the TPA-XMC to serve a wide range of high-speed requirements.

"We design and build innovative embedded computing solutions that provide high quality, reliability and the highest performance per watt, using the best-of-class technologies," said William Kehret, president of Themis Computer. "These new embedded computing boards allow our customers to provide state-of-the-art PowerPC solutions for their mission-critical applications," Mr. Kehret added.

"The PMC-XMC form factor enables P.A. Semi to get its PWRficient processor into exciting existing and future applications," said Dan Dobberpuhl, president and C.E.O. of P.A. Semi. "We're providing enabling technology for Themis' mission to provide the best space, weight and power solutions for demanding embedded computing applications," he added.

TPA-XMC Features and Specifications

--  P.A. Semi PA6T-1682M dual-core 2.0GHz processor
--  Dual-port 2MB shared L2 cache
--  Dual DDR2 memory controllers
--  Built-in computation and transformation offload engines for:
    -- Bulk encryption
    -- Cyclic redundancy checking (CRC)
    -- Streaming XOR generation
--  Two XAUI and four SGMII protocol engines provide:
    -- Packet processing, including line-rate packet filtering
    -- VLAN flow control
    -- TCP/IP acceleration
--  Estimated maximum power: 25 watts
--  Estimated typical power: 15 watts
--  1GB or 2GB of DDR2-400 ECC SDRAM memory (soldered)
--  128MB of OS kernel NAND flash memory
--  Real-time clock with 256B NVRAM
--  64-bit 133MHz PCI-X
--  Eighteen (18) serdes lanes user configurable as PCI-Express,
    10Gb Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet ports
Operating System Support
--  Supports Linux®, VxWorks®
--  Boot from network
--  Autodetects Monarch or non-Monarch mode
--  Configurable serdes lanes (18) on XMC connectors
Themis Computer's Environmentally Robust Servers and Single-Board Computers

Themis Computer is a leading provider of embedded computers for mission-critical applications. Themis offers a broad range of compact multivendor servers. Themis servers feature rugged construction, high performance, superior scalability and ease of maintenance.

Themis Slice™, Themis' recently launched computing initiative, is offered in air and liquid cooling variants that provide thermal headroom to accommodate aggressive scaling of commercial microprocessor core density, speed and power.

Themis' high-performance servers, single-board computers and graphics controllers are now being integrated worldwide into advanced communications and defense systems. The Themis Computer family of board-level and system products provides the increased processing power and reliability necessary for demanding application environments while achieving a net reduction in total cost of ownership.

TPA-XMC Availability

Themis' new TPA-XMC modules are available in limited quantities; please contact factory for more information.

About Themis Computer

Themis is a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for mission-critical applications in data/telecom, commercial, aerospace and military markets. Themis provides open standards-based embedded computing platforms that support the Linux®, Solaris™, and Windows® operating systems. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by demanding environments. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California, and offers worldwide service and support. For more information please visit or email:

Themis, the Themis logo, Rugged Enterprise Server, TPA-XMC and Slice are trademarks or registered trademarks of Themis Computer. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

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    Themis Computer
    William Hansen
    Phone: +1 510-252-0870
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