[quote]Originally posted by rickag:
. This is the title of the press release
Motorola Discloses First
e500 Integrated Host Processor To Employ RapidIO Interconnect Technology
"Samples of the MPC8540 are expected to be available in the second half of 2002."
. There's more
"today unveiled its next generation
high performance host processor "
"the MPC8540 is Motorola's first processor
RapidIO interconnect on a microprocessor
"As the first
RapidIO-enabled processor, and first processor
to utilize the powerful e500 core,"
"and provides Motorola with an ideal foundation
for continued system-on-chip innovations."
"Announced in June 2001, Motorola's e500 high performance core is the first core
from Motorola to implement the enhanced PowerPC "Book E" instruction set architecture."
Just off hand, I'd say the MPC8540 will be first
, before any desktop G5 that Apple will be using.
[ 01-15-2002: Message edited by: rickag ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
Depends on what first means, amongst other things. Here, I suspect, first to be announced.
Also, Apple's G5 may not use the e500 core. "Book E" is the powerPC spec for embedded processors. Personally I suspect that what we talk of as the G5 will not use the e500 core, nor will it use rapidIO.
Again we have no concrete information.