Press Release

New appliance delivers high single-thread performance per watt
and dual-core frequency up to 1.2GHz on 45nm low-power platform

FREMONT, CALIF. March 1, 2010—Companies interested in high performance with low power will welcome CAK-2000, latest 1U rackmount network appliance from American Portwell Technology, Inc. ( because it supports the latest Freescale QorIQ™ P2020 communications processor. Incorporating the 45nm Freescale processor based on Power Architecture® core with SOI technology low-power platform, Portwell’s CAK-2000 network appliance delivers high single-thread performance per watt and dual-core frequency up to 1.2 GHz. Optional Freescale VortiQa™ software also forms a part of this high profile package and is designed to help users simplify the ongoing migration to the expanding range of multi-core processor applications. Integrated security engine support protocols includes SNOW, ARC4, 3DES, AES, RSA/ECC, RNG, single-pass SSL/TLS and Kasumi. Portwell’s CAK-2000 1U rackmount network appliance also features: six LAN ports for 10/100/100 Ethernet; built-in two Bypass/Failover segments; up to 4GB DDR3 RAM with two DIMM sockets; bootable with SATA HDD via Linux® operating system or SD Flash; on-board RJ45 console port; one Mini-PCIe slot; LEDs at front panel to show power, bypass and system status; software-controlled reset switch; drivers for controlling the reset switch and status LED; and an internal 150W ATX power supply. CAK-2000 is regulatory certification ready—including FCC/CE and UL—and RoHS/WEEE compliant, which means that the CAK-2000 can be used both domestically and internationally right out of the box.

Designed for OEM branding, American Portwell’s CAK-2000 1U rackmount network appliance is the ideal solution for applications in Network Security (such as IDS/IPS, Firewall, IPSec, VPN, Deep Packet Inspection, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus and UTM); Network Management (such as Routers, RAS Gateways, QoS, Server-Load Balance, Wireless Controller and Streaming); plus Telecommunications and Industrial and Military applications.

Dual-core Performance in Single-core Power Budgets

According to Mark Huang, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager, Portwell and Freescale are the perfect combination of technologies. “Freescale’s P2020 communications processor offers an advanced set of features,” Huang states. “The integrated security engine supports common security algorithms used in networking and wireless applications such as IPSec and SSL. The 64b memory controller offers future-proofing against memory technology migration with support for DDR3,” he explains. “It also supports error correction codes in P2020 L2 cache, which is a baseline requirement for any high-reliability system. Other memory types, such as flash are supported through the 16b local bus, USB, SD/MMC and SPI. The bottom line,” Huang adds, “is that with dual-core performance in single-core budgets, combining Portwell’s CAK-2000 with Freescale’s P2020 communications processor delivers the ideal solution for a wide variety of applications in the networking and telecom markets.”

Outstanding Product Quality and Support

“Freescale is pleased to partner with American Portwell to expand the availability of world class security appliance products to our joint customers,” said Sathyan Iyengar, vice president of Software Products for Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group.  “American Portwell is a highly respected company providing outstanding product quality and support.”

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About American Portwell Technology American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Mark Huang
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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