Intel Corporation announced this week that three of its recently introduced processors are now available to support communications infrastructure, multimedia and products for other embedded market segments. The announcement helps accelerate the industry’s move to modular standards-based building blocks by providing a wide range of technologies that serves as the foundation for more innovative, cost-effective embedded applications.
Embedded Intel processors are commonly used in designs that possess long product lifecycles and require high-performance, low-power consumption. The new processors – The Pentium M “Dothan” and Celeron M – are some of the highest-performing processors for the embedded market segments and feature Intel SpeedStep technology. This technology enables significant power savings by intelligently managing voltage and frequency changes.
The processors include the Intel Pentium M processor 745 (formerly code-named Dothan) with 1.80GHz clock-speed and 2MB L2 cache, Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel Celeron M processor at 600MHz with 512KB L2 cache and the Intel PXA270 processor built upon XScale architecture and featuring 312MHz, 416MHz or 520MHz clock-speed for embedded computing.
Intel said that infrastructure to support the Pentium M and Celeron M chips in the communications market is already available.
Intel Pentium M processor 1.80GHz has a suggested list price of $415 in 10 000-unit quantities. The ULV Intel Celeron M processor 600 MHz has a suggested list price of $127 in 10 000-unit quantities. Both are shipping immediately. The Intel PXA270 processor for embedded computing is available in sample quantities today, with volume production planned next quarter. Suggested list price for 312MHz is $32 in 10 000-unit quantities.