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AMD now also with PDA processors

AMD now also with PDA processors

Today AMD presented its new processor, which goes by the name Au1100 and is specially designed for use in PDAs. The processor runs with the MIPS32 instruction set and is clocked at up to 500 MHz, whereby the power consumption should nevertheless remain very low.

The Au1100 should get by with less than 200mW at 333 MHz, 250mW at 400 MHz and 500mW at 500 MHz. For comparison: Intel's competition, the PXA250, already needs approx. 400mW at 300 MHz. The finished versions are 'System-on-a-Chip' solutions which, in addition to the processor, also contain USB, Secure Disk, SDRAM, SRAM/Flash and LCD controllers. An integrated Ethernet controller enables communication in the network. Serial interfaces are also available, IrDA ensures a wireless connection with other devices and the AC97 sound ensures good sound. The LCD controller supports resolutions of 1024x1024 with 16 bit color depth. Windows CE.NET and Linux are supposed to support the processor, among others, which AMD has manufactured at TSMC in a 0.18 micron process.

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