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Overview

Chips:

ETRAX FS

ETRAX 100LX

ETRAX 100LX MCM

History
Developer boards:

AXIS 82+ Developer Board

Axis Developer Board LX

System platforms:

AXIS 83+Device Server

Axis Device Server Platform

 

Axis Chip Development History

In 1984, Axis was founded with a goal to become the leader in the IBM mainframe and midrange printer protocol converter market. As available solutions for IBM connectivity were expensive, unreliable and bulky, Axis decided to build up a core competence in ASIC design. This had the added benefit of leapfrogging competition; lowering system cost for volume products; providing easier use of off-the-shelf technology; and supporting application-specific tasks needing high network I/O bandwidth - communications speed rather than computational power. The specific technology advancements are as follows:

 

 

 

1986
TGA1 Communications Transceiver AS/400 communications transceiver
 
1987
CGA1 RISC Mainframe and AS/400 communications controller Increased performance and cost-efficiency with over 200%
 
1990
CGA3 8/16-bit 6809 RISC and CGA1 single chip solution First IBM connectivity system-on-a-chip solution
 
1993
ETRAX (Ethernet, Token Ring, AXis) 32-bit RISC, Ethernet, Token Ring and I/O - First networking system-on-a-chip solution
 
1993-96
ETRAX 2, 3, 4 - Enhancements to ETRAX 1; Improved performance, added SCSI
 
1998
ETRAX 100 - Added 100 MBit Ethernet. Performance increased to 100 MIPS. Added ATA & Wide SCSI
 
2000
ETRAX 100LX - Added MMU, USB, Synchronous serial ports, SDRAM support
2003
ETRAX 100LX MCM 2+8 - Package with ETRAX 100LX, Ethernet PHY, 2 MB Flash and 8 MB SDRAM, later followed by a version with 4 MB Flash and 16 MB SDRAM
 
2005
ETRAX FS - Crypto accelerator in hardware, I/O processor, dual Fast Ethernet controllers 200 MIPS CPU.

 
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