As part of the QorIQ brand announced at Freescale Technology Forum this week, Freescale announced the e500mc core. The new P4080 processor contains eight 1.5GHz e500mc cores, while older e500v2 cores could be found in at most dual-core configurations. According to e500mc Linux patches also released this week, e500mc lacks SPE (the SIMD instruction set found on e500v1 and v2), but notably includes hardware hypervisor support, a first for embedded PowerPC.

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