Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11764 from 2003/5/22
> I think I've seen mention of the A2 before
Definitely. Wikipedia has been listing the A2 since December 2008 (back then in the PPC4xx article due to little known information, removed from there in January 2010):http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=PowerPC_400&diff=256023621&oldid=252665140http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=PowerPC_400&diff=339861948&oldid=335616824
I mentioned the A2 first here on MorphZone in March 2009:https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6268&forum=11&start=40
> the impression I got was that IBM had designed it for specialized
> tasks like the network processors that Freescale has focused on.
Yes, that's also my impression. To date no availability or even pricing information for the PowerEN is known to me, but maybe the idea to build something desktop-like around it wouldn't be much worse than to use QorIQ P3/P4/P5 for that purpose ;-)