The MPC8349E-mITX Media Server-in-a-Box solution is a turnkey hardware/software reference platform for home media servers with advanced NAS capabilities. This reference platform is based on the MPC8349E PowerQUICC™ II Pro processor, containing a core built on Power Architecture technology and standards-compliant software from Mediabolic, a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for connected entertainment products.
The Media Server-in-a-Box platform solution is designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) accelerate the development process and speed time-to-market for next-generation home media servers. NAS systems, developed using the Freescale reference design and Mediabolic's Media Server software, are designed to enable consumers to share and store multimedia files, such as video, DVD backups, music and photos, throughout the digital home. Mediabolic software makes it easy to centrally manage and distribute digital content among multiple PCs and networked entertainment devices.
The MPC8349E-mITX integrates the enhanced e300 core and advanced features such as DDR memory, dual PCI, Gigabit Ethernet and high-speed USB controllers. The platform supports dual 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet controllers, dual 32-bit/single 64-bit PCI controllers, integrated security engines, USB 2.0 host and devices controllers, 4-channel DMA, DUART, serial peripherals, general purpose I/O and system timers. The high level of integration in the MPC8349E helps lower system costs, improves performance and simplifies board design.
The MPC8349E also integrates a hardware encryption block that supports different algorithms for high-performance data authentication as required for secure communications in the NAS market. It supports DES, 3DES, MD-5, SHA-1, AES, PKEU, RNG and RC-4 encryption algorithms in hardware.
Mediabolic's Media Server software is designed to allow personal content to be streamed on a variety of connected entertainment devices throughout the home. Mediabolic offers its software as a turnkey object license for manufacturers seeking a ready-to-go solution and as a Source Code SDK license to provide complete design flexibility and customization. The software is highly efficient, requires minimal CPU and memory resources, and is extremely interoperable. Mediabolic's Embedded Media Server software is Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) compliant and is certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).
MPC8349E mITX reference platform features:
In addition to the highly integrated MPC8349E processor, the reference platform leverages external components to support these additional features: