Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
I thought that when they announced the APM83290 they were moving from sampling to full production rather quickly (faster than many larger companies).
Perhaps the delay reflects a needed revision in their die. That could certainly account for a significant delay. Its difficult to know in the vacuum that surrounds this product. Applied Micro has never even mentioned this core on their website and most of the information currently available has come from press releases.
No one outside of their AMCC's NDA has any really hard data on this product. At least when Freescale announced the e5500 they published a block diagram showing the major parts of that core.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"