MPC8536E Development System (MPC8536DS) - Integrated media and communications processor development system is ideal for hardware and software development for embedded applications. It leverages Freescales highly integrated MPC8536E processor, built on Power Architecture technology, and leading-edge external components.The high level of integration in the MPC8536E processor helps to lower system costs, improve performance and simplify board design.The MPC8536E PowerQUICC III is designed to deliver gigahertz-class complex application processing performance with exceptional feature integration and high-speed connectivity for IP network and advanced media processing applications.It combines a robust e500 processor core, with enhanced peripherals and interconnect technology, to balance processor performance with I/O system throughput. The MPC8536E processor includes advanced energy management features that will help enable next-generation embedded Internet media processing applications with energy efficiency levels under the environmental and governmental energy regulatory requirements. This development platform is optimized to support the high-bandwidth memory port, as well as the three PCI Express ports. All three PCI Express ports are connected to standard PCIe connectors, allowing off-the-shelf PCIecards to be utilized. The MPC8536DS is designed for a standard ATXform-factor, allowing it to be used in 1U or 2U rack-mount chassis, as wellas in a standard ATX chassis.