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Intel XScale lets developers be the boss

Aug 23, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

ZDNet's John Spooner, attending this week's Intel Developer Forum, filed this story about Intel's new XScale processor architecture. The device offers the capability to run fast, or consume little power — the developer decides. Spooner writes . . .

“At its developer conference Wednesday, Intel demonstrated the first silicon from its XScale Microarchitecture — a beefed up version of the chip maker's StrongARM architecture — for use in a wide range of non-PC applications, running at speeds up to 1GHz.”

“. . . 'It's built off of the StrongARM architecture base to deliver unprecedented performance in terms of milliwatts per mips (millions of instructions per second),' said Ron Smith, vice president and general manager of Intel's wireless communications and computing group. 'We are going to use this core architecture in every piece of the equation in the wireless Internet infrastructure and client (business)' . . .”

“Smith . . . said power consumption could go as low as 10 milliwatts. 'At 10 milliwatts, that means that we can operate for long periods of time on a single AA battery,' said Smith”

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