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  Intel unveils chip design for handhelds
Called the Intel XScale microarchitecture, the design is based on Intel's existing StrongARM chip but offers much lower levels of power consumption, a crucial consideration for wireless handheld devices, said Ron Smith, vice president and general manager of Intel's wireless computing and communications group, during a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) here.
XScale appears to represent a new brand name for the follow-on StrongARM chip that observers had expected to be called the StrongARM 2.
Intel licenses the ARM core from chip design company ARM Holdings of the U.K. If XScale is based on ARM, Intel will continue to pay a royalty fee to ARM for each XScale product that it sells, the analyst noted.
www.networkworld.com /news/2000/0824intelhand.html   (1013 words)

  Intel XScale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The XScale core is Intel's implementation of the 25th generation of the ARM architecture based on the v5TE ISA without the floating point instructions.
All the generations of XScale are 32-bit ARM v5TE processors manufactured with a 0.18 µm process and have a 32kb data cache and a 32kb instruction cache (this would be called a 64kb Level 1 cache on other processors).
The XSCALE core is used in a number of microcontroller families manufactured by Intel: notably Application Processors (with the prefix PXA), I/O Processors (with the prefix IOP), Network Processors (with the prefix IXP) and Control Plane Processors (with the prefix IXC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intel_XScale   (983 words)

 Business Wire: CAD-UL Announces First Debugging Tool for Intel... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Intel XScale microarchitecture is the next generation of the Intel StrongARM microarchitecture.
The Intel XScale microarchitecture was designed to optimize low power consumption and high-performance processing for a wide range of embedded Internet devices based on the same processor core, including handheld PCs and cell phones.
Intel XScale microarchitecture is compliant with version 5TE of the ARM architecture.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:67177821&refid=holomed_1   (965 words)

 VR-Zone : Technology Beats - Intel New XScale CPU : PXA270
Intel today announced a new family of processors based on Intel XScale® technology that can handle multiple forms of wireless broadband access with enough computing power to provide cell phones with full motion video conferencing capabilities and PDAs with DVD-quality video playback.
Intel is also providing key technologies in addition to processing power including the next-generation of stacked packaging for added flash memory, a new multimedia accelerator for 3D rendering, optimized software and reference concept designs that allow cell phone and PDA makers to bring Intel-based mobile devices to market faster.
Intel is extending its leading flash and processor stacking technology to the next generation of stacked packaging to enable more memory and higher performance in less than half the space of typical memory packaging.
www.vr-zone.com /?i=666&s=1   (937 words)

 Intel makes gains in handheld market - Internet - News - ZDNet Asia
During Intel's spring analyst meeting in New York on Thursday, the company's senior vice president of wireless communications and computing said the chipmaker's efforts as a supplier for handheld makers have borne fruit.
Intel's next generation of handheld chips, XScale processors for handhelds, now come in speeds that top 400MHz, helping devices support even higher-end features, such as Wi-Fi connectivity and digital content playback, Smith said.
Intel has been aggressive in preparing to further pursue smart-phone makers with its upcoming "Internet on a chip" processor, code-named Manitoba, but formally called the Intel PXA800F.
www.zdnetasia.com /news/internet/0,39044246,39130923,00.htm   (669 words)

 Intel XScale Emulator Available   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He also noted that Arium is a member of the Intel Internet Exchange Architecture (IXA) Developer Network a group of best-in-class companies with products that complement Intel’s family of IXP network processors.
SourcePoint 5.2, the SC-1000 and GS-1000 emulators supporting the XScale microarchitecture are expected to be available in December 2002.
Intel, Centrino, Pentium, and XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
www.arium.com /news/press_releases/2002/XScale.html   (451 words)

 Research In Motion - News
Intel Xscale architecture provides users of data-enabled communications devices with the ability to enjoy a rich experience while running a variety of multimedia and Internet applications.
Intel Xscale architecture delivers advanced integration, leadership multimedia performance and superior power savings for full-featured wireless cell phones and handheld devices.
Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products.
www.rim.net /news/press/2005/pr-27_09_2005-02.shtml   (766 words)

 XScale allowing Intel to StrongARM into Palm handhelds | CNET News.com
Analysts agree that Intel's flavor of the ARM design is the only chip powerful enough to offer Palm a meaningful improvement on the Motorola Dragonball chips it uses today.
Both XScale and its StrongARM predecessors make use of the ARM instruction set, but Intel has redesigned the processor to offer far more power than standard ARM designs.
Intel is also targeting so-called third-generation wireless handsets that will process video and data streams along with voice phone calls.
news.com.com /2100-1040-244883.html   (537 words)

 Intel sells XScale business to Marvell for $600m | Reg Hardware
Intel is to flog off its XScale processor operation, the chip giant said today.
Intel has some 1,400 staff working on and around the XScale family, many of whom it expects will leave Intel and join Marvell, Intel said - handy for the chip giant's restructure plans.
Intel will no doubt be dangling the carrots of its chips' energy efficiency, processing power and multimedia friendliness to encourage them to do so.
www.reghardware.co.uk /2006/06/27/intel_sells_xscale   (564 words)

 PC Magazine: Intel XScale Chips Grow Up
On Monday, the company announced a new family of processors in the XScale line, saying the devices can handle various forms of wireless broadband with enough muscle for applications such as DVD quality full-motion video conferencing on cell phones.
"Intel is leveraging some core competencies in one chip architecture, here, such as memory stacking and SpeedStep power management technology, which are critical for advanced multimedia-centric devices." On handheld electronics, SpeedStep is important for streaming video, among other multimedia applications.
There is also Intel Quick Capture, which is designed to enhance images taken with cameras in PDAs and phones, and a new Intel 2700G multimedia accelerator for advanced video playback on VGA displays.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_zdpcm/is_200404/ai_ziff124121   (457 words)

 Intel calls software makers to rally round XScale - ZDNet UK News
Intel says that software developers will bear the burden of boosting performance on newer models of Pocket PC handhelds, as manufacturers move from Intel's StrongARM SA1110 processor to a new Intel architecture called XScale.
Intel, however, says that it will be a simple matter for software makers to release new versions of their software optimised for XScale, without needing optimised Pocket PC software and without running the risk of fragmenting their software.
Intel is persuading software makers to use its Integrated Performance Primitives, which simplify the process of optimising software for a particular processor.
news.zdnet.co.uk /hardware/chips/0,39020354,2118165,00.htm   (792 words)

 Intel XScale: 1GHz in your palm - ZDNet UK News
Intel later purchased it as part of a patent-infringement lawsuit settlement between the companies.
Intel demonstrated the first silicon from a chip based on XScale, manufactured on Intel's 0.18-micron process.
XScale architecture will be used to create chips for a wide range of devices, such as handhelds and networking and communications infrastructure products, based on Intel Exchange Architecture, Smith said.
news.zdnet.co.uk /hardware/0,39020351,2080995,00.htm   (714 words)

 CRN | Intel Says XScale Brings Handhelds
XScale will enable high-performance applications such as streaming video, speech recognition and games, using one single piece of silicon, the company says.
XScale was unveiled six months ago at Intel's Developer Conference.
XScale's dependence on silicon concerns analysts who have been waiting for Bluetooth to overcome silicon shortages.
www.crn.com /sections/news/top_news.jhtml;jsessionid=SCOXR0YZEORBQQSNDBNSKH0CJUMEKJVN?articleId=18812425&_requestid=397295   (516 words)

 InformationWeek | Servers | Intel Shows Off Personal Server | June 25, 2003
Intel envisions the personal server as an important computing device for mobile professionals who can use it to connect PCs, PDAs, cell phones, and other mobile devices.
The XScale wireless microprocessor architecture, first introduced by Intel in 2000, is used in a variety of the company's processors.
Using the XScale architecture in a personal server, companies would be able to run more extensive versions of their applications and carry those apps with them.
www.informationweek.com /story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=10800175   (559 words)

 Intel Expands Support For Embedded Developers With Extended-Temperature Intel® Xscale - HardwareGeeks.com A Community ...
Intel Corporation is broadening its support for developers of leading-edge embedded products with a version of its highest-performance Intel® XScale™ technology for complex applications that must operate in extreme temperatures.
The Intel® 80200T processor based on high-performance, ultra-low-power Intel XScale technology operates at speeds up to 733 MHz while consuming less than 1.3 watts, and can operate at temperatures ranging from minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius.
All versions of the Intel 80200T processor will be generally available in February and cost $103, $66, $42 and $30 for 733 MHz, 600 MHz, 400 MHz and 200 MHz, respectively, in quantities of 10,000.
www.hardwaregeeks.com /board/showthread.php?t=2924   (580 words)

 Dave's PDA Place - Special Features: XScale
Intel's XScale is their second generation of ARM based processors.
XScale will also bring fast processors to your device (or should I say new device since your processor is not upgradeable).
Intel estimates that XScale will be able to reach the 1GHz mark, if not go higher.
www.davespda.com /features/xscale.htm   (644 words)

 Intel XScale Technology
The added performance and power savings from the new Intel processors come at a time when significant amounts of data are beginning to be processed on wireless devices.
Building on Intel StrongARM technology, the Intel XScale microarchitecture core was engineered to improve the performance of a wide variety of wireless Internet devices as well as powering networking infrastructure equipment.
Additionally, Intel is making the Intel DBPXA250 development system, DCPXA250 daughter card and Intel XScale microarchitecture XDB Simulator 2.0 with support for Intel PXA250 available today.
www.pdacortex.com /intel_xscale_technology.htm   (949 words)

 Intel® - SPD Reseller Template
Intel® Fortran Compiler for Linux* is compatible with leading development environments and adheres to the latest ISO Fortran 95 standard.
Intel IPP is a cross-platform software library that allows users to write highly optimized applications to maximize performance on Intel processors.
Intel, the Intel logo, Itanium, Pentium, Intel Centrino, Intel Xeon, Intel XScale, VTune, Celeron, Intel NetBurst, and MMX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
www.hiperism.com /Intel/index.htm   (1249 words)

 Intel® PXA255 Processor - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For advanced devices that run the most impactful mobile applications, the Intel® PXA255 Processor is the answer.
A pin-for-pin compatible, drop-in replacement for the Intel® PXA250 processor, the Intel PXA255 processor is a highly integrated, 32-bit RISC processor that combines the efficiency of Intel design with the ARM v.5TE instruction set architecture.
With 35 years of technology leadership, coupled with an end-to-end commitment to the wireless industry, Intel is delivering the next generation of mobile technology to support the new data services that users want.
www.intel.com /design/pca/prodbref/252780.htm   (265 words)

 EETimes.com - Intel's XScale platform takes shot at TI DSPs
Intel supplies about 60% of all the flash memory used in cellular handsets, but holds less than a 3% share of the processors used in the devices.
Although Intel has not revealed the specifics of its silicon solution, it is expected to include a baseband chip consisting of an XScale/Frio combination to process communications, while a second XScale will be used to handle general computing.
XScale is scalable from 1 GHz with 1.5 W of power consumption for high-performance applications, to lower levels such as 50 MHz with 10 mW of power consumption for battery-operated equipment in sleep mode.
www.eetimes.com /news/semi/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=2909317   (1545 words)

 EETimes.com - Intel eyes robotic-controller sockets for Xscale
"Xscale is designed to provide optimal Mips/watt operation for embedded devices like wireless Internet appliances, but we believe that robotics is a good application area for it too," said Patrick Gelsinger, vice president and chief technology officer for Intel.
Intel's Xscale architecture expands the ARM embedded microprocessor family by combining low-power "intelligence," the popular Thumb instruction set and extensions for high-speed digital signal processors (DSPs).
Typical Xscale chips can run between 0.1 watt to 1 watt as their clock speeds are tuned to instantaneous computing requirements, making them a good candidate for autonomous robots, according to Intel.
www.eet.com /story/OEG20020206S0025   (1373 words)

 Palm Boulevard: News: Intel Offloads XScale Mobile Processors
Intel's long-rumored search for a buyer for its communications and applications processor business is over.
Intel's mobile processor business is made up of approximately 1,400 workers involved in a variety of functions, including engineering, product testing/validation, operations and marketing.
And Intel will be able to continue to use ARM-based Intel XScale processors for its networking and storage products, as it'll license and modify chip designs for those purposes directly from ARM Holdings PLC.
www.palmblvd.com /articles/2006/6/2006-6-27-Intel-Offloads-XScale.html   (697 words)

 Intel and Symbian to provide powerful mobile phone solutions
The Intel XScale microarchitecture is specifically designed to handle requirements for both ultra-low power and high performance in devices ranging from Internet-ready cell phones to Internet infrastructure equipment.
The Intel XScale microarchitecture is the next generation in ultra-low-power high-performance processing.
The Intel XScale microarchitecture can be used in a variety of communications market segments including handheld device manufacturers who would use the Intel XScale core to build devices that combine personal management and calendar functions, wireless Internet access and wireless video.
www.symbian.com /news/pr/2000/pr20002951.html   (464 words)

 Microsoft and Intel Announce Windows Media Support For Intel XScale Microarchitecture for Wireless Devices
Intel IPP can reduce battery consumption in mobile devices through shorter execution times and helps developers minimize time and costs by enabling an application to be ported more quickly to multiple Intel processors.
XScale™ microarchitecture introduces a new level of balanced performance for wireless and handheld applications -- a processing solution designed to bring unprecedented low-power operation to a whole new class of integrated devices.
Intel IPP is a low-level cross-platform software application programming interface for communications, signal processing, math and media functions.
www.microsoft.com /PressPass/press/2001/May01/05-22IntelPR.mspx   (908 words)

 Intel sells XScale to Marvell for $600 Million - TechSpot News
Though you may have not heard much about the Intel XScale processor, it is very commonly used in mobile devices and formerly made Intel the largest supplier of processors for 3G devices and new-age smartphones.
I say formerly, because Intel is now selling their entire XScale line for $600 Million to Marvell who are commonly known for making other chipsets for wireless and ethernet devices.
XScale is expected to increase in popularity as a mobile processor, and Intel even has reserved an option to invest a substantial amount of money into Marvell in the future.
www.techspot.com /news/22036-intel-sells-xscale-to-marvell-for-600-million.html   (423 words)

 EETimes.com - Intel proposes modular design for XScale systems
Intel's overarching goal is to promote the idea of an "applications processor" that works independent of baseband functions, which will overload processors with heavy signal processing functions once 384-kilobit/second wireless bit rates become the norm.
Intel has proposed a new set of APIs intended to simplify the separation of application processing functions from baseband functions, and to give software developers hooks into the XScale microarchitecture.
Intel expects the interfaces to be defined by year's end, and plans to introduce a software development kit by the first half of next year.
www.eetimes.com /story/OEG20000921S0009   (857 words)

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