Intel introduces XScale processors for PDAs and cell phones
With the PXA250 and PXA210, Intel is introducing two new microprocessors for mobile devices. The two Intel XScale processors offer significantly higher performance with lower power consumption at the same time. They are particularly suitable for modern third-generation PDAs and mobile phones.
The processors Intel PXA250 and Intel PXA210 work with a clock frequency of 400 MHz and 200 MHz respectively and consume less than half the power of the StrongARM with the same computing power SA-1110 processors from the same company. The Intel PXA processors and generally the XScale technology enable the processing of ever larger amounts of data on mobile devices. Intel is thus meeting one of the central challenges in the market for mobile applications and systems.
The XScal micro-architecture is based on the proven and widespread Intel StrongARM technology and is used to optimize the performance of both mobile Internet devices and network infrastructure equipment. The architecture of the new processors has been improved and, for example, supports the new turbo mode technology. This means that the processors can flexibly adjust the performance up or down in one clock cycle, depending on the current requirements. This saves the battery and at the same time increases the overall performance. Thanks to the new micro-power management, the new processors also consume less power while maintaining the same computing power.
For better efficiency when processing multimedia, Intel is adding Intel Media Processing Technology to the new processors. This integrated technology improves the playback quality and the graphic effects in audio and video applications.
The PXA250 and PXA210 processors are now available as samples. In quantities of 10,000, the 400 MHz PXA250 is $ 39.20 and the 200 MHz PXA210 is $ 19.Toshiba, HP, Compaq and Casio, among others, are planning to bring corresponding products with the processors onto the market