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  Intel i960 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intel's i960 (or 80960) was a RISC-based microprocessor design that became quite popular during the early 1990s as an embedded microcontroller, for some time likely the best-selling CPU in that field, pushing the AMD 29000 from that spot.
Intel attempted to bolster the i960 in the I/O device controller market with the I2O standard, but this had little success and the design work was eventually ended.
In 1990 the i960 team was redirected to be the "second team" working in parallel on future i386 implementations — specifically the P6 processor, which later became the Pentium Pro.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intel_i960   (897 words)

 Intel i860 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The i860 was (along with the i960) one of Intel's first attempts at an entirely new, high-end ISA since the failed Intel i432 from the 1980s.
It was released with considerable fanfare, and obscured the release of the Intel i960 which many considered to be a better design.
Intel for a time tested the viability of the i860 as a workstation CPU, competing with the MIPS Architecture chips and others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intel_i860   (1008 words)

 Intel i960: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In spite of its success, Intel formally dropped i960 marketing in the late 1990s as a side effect of a lawsuit with DEC (DEC: The last (12th) month of the year), in which Intel received the rights to produce the StrongARM (StrongARM: the strongarm microprocessor is a faster version of the advanced risc machines arm...
Intel attempted to bolster the i960 in the I/O device controller market with the I2O (I2O: more facts about this subject) standard, but this had little success and the design work was eventually ended.
In 1990 the i960 team was redirected to be the "second team" working in parallel on future i386 (i386: the intel 80386 is a microprocessor which was used as the central processing unit (cpu)...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/intel_i960   (1167 words)

 A Gathering Place: Intel i960 & JT Processors
Intel's continuous investment in technology enables the latest member of the i960 processor family, the JT-100, to set a new level of performance and upgradability.
The i960® JT processor, the newest member of Intel's i960 processor family, brings the performance benefits of 100 MHz speed combined with a 16 Kbyte instruction cache to further enhance performance.
The i960 JT processor is 100 percent socket and code compatible with the entire i960 Jx series processors, so it's easy to migrate from the entry level 16 MHz all the way to the new JT-100.
www.agathering.net /computer/cpus/intel02.html   (965 words)

 Intel from FOLDOC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The 80186 was an improvement on the Intel 8086 and Intel 8088.
The Intel 8086 was based on the design of the Intel 8080 and Intel 8085 (it was source compatible with the 8080) with a similar register set, but was expanded to 16 bits.
Intel bubble memory was on the market for a while, but faded away as better and cheaper memory technologies arrived.
www.instantweb.com /foldoc/foldoc.cgi?Intel   (3749 words)

 09.24.98  Intel i960: EDN's 25th Annual Microprocessor/Microcontroller Directory
The i960 combines a von Neumann architecture with a load/store architecture that centers on a core of 32 32-bit general-purpose registers comprising 16 local and 16 global registers.
Intel built the superscalar i960s around a six-port register file with register or memory-control execution units.
Intel based the i960Rx series I/O processors on the i960 Jx series processor core.
www.edn.com /archives/1998/092498/32_i960.htm   (413 words)

 Olympus MIC-D: Integrated Circuit Digital Image Gallery
Intel 486DX Microprocessor - In 1989, the 32-bit 486DX heralded Intel's fourth generation of microprocessors with two radical innovations: the integration of the floating-point unit (FPU) on the same chip and the addition of an internal write-through 8-Kbyte memory cache.
Intel 486DX2 Microprocessor - As the quest for the computation crown continued into Intel's fourth generation of microprocessors, the 486 family grew with the use of internal clock doublers and triplers, creating the then-"speed demon" DX2s and DX4s.
Intel 486SX Microprocessor - While the 80486 (DX version) is basically an enhanced 386 with an internal cache and math coprocessor, the Intel 486SX is the "economy model" lacking the math processor and internal cache.
www.olympusmicro.com /micd/galleries/chips/index.html   (2948 words)

 Intel(R) i960(R) Rx I/O Processors - Hardware Design Support FAQ
The i960® RP/RD microprocessor is not supported by Intel to run in a 3.3 volt PCI signaling environment.
The issue is due to the fact that the V_in high has a minimum value of 2.0 volts for the i960® RP/RD microprocessor, which does not comply with the V_in high minimum of 1.65 volts as specified by the 3.3 volt PCI specification.
Intel is currently working to add 3.3 V signaling capability to this device.
www.intel.co.jp /design/support/faq/i960_processors/i960_rx.htm   (695 words)

 Intel® i960(R) RP/RD I/O Processors Product Brief
Intel's family of I/O processors, the 80960RP and RD, build on the established performance of Intel's 80960 RISC architecture and also encompass industry initiatives, including PCI and I2O*, to effectively offload host CPUs of I/O processing chores.
The 33 MHz i960® RP and 66 MHz i960 RD I/O processors are single-chip solutions which support the I2O specification for standardized Intelligent I/O. The combination of an Intel I/O processor and the I2O architecture provide the framework to allow for significantly enhanced I/O and system level performance.
The i960 RP/RD I/O processor is a highly integrated device incorporating the Jx RISC processor core, a PCI-PCI bridge, an I2C interface for system management features, two DMA controllers as well as several other peripherals required to meet server performance requirements.
developer.intel.com /design/iio/prodbref/272740.htm   (766 words)

 Intel's i960 digs deeper into server market - the i960 RD I/O microprocessor - Product Announcement Electronic News - ...
Intel is a founding member of the I2O special interest group (SIG), which counts more than 90 companies as members, up from the original 40 at the group's founding a year ago this month.
The new i960 RD I/O microprocessor also extends Intel's aging i960 architecture which some industry observers have contended Intel is gradually withdrawing from the market (EN, Jan. 27).
The i960 RD is the second in a planned series of I/O processors and is aimed at applications such as Web servers, database servers, intranet servers and similar applications.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EKF/is_n2153_v43/ai_19102196   (392 words)

 Great Microprocessors of the Past and Present (V 13.4.0)
The i960 was retargeted at the high end embedded market (it included multiprocessor and debugging support, and strong interrupt/fault handling, but lacked MMU support), while the 860 was intended to be a general purpose processor (the name 80860 echoing the popular 8086).
Like the Intel i860 (Intel's results from the initial joint project), PRISM could dispatch a single integer, or one integer and one floating point instruction per cycle, but in PRISM this was indicated by a bit in the integer instruction (similar to the TMS320C6x DSP) rather than a separate mode.
In direct response to Intel's MMX instructions, AltiVec extensions were introduced with fourth generation (G4, September 1999) PowerPC CPUs from Motorola (IBM initially declined to support the extensions, until agreeing to become a second source of AltiVec CPUs for Apple Macintoshes).
www.cpushack.net /CPU/cpu5.html   (3434 words)

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 Thinking toys emerge - Intel joins MIT's toy development consortium - includes related article on Barney - Company ...
Intel is jumping on the bandwagon, and so is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which has formed a consortium--within the MIT Media Laboratory consortium--devoted to development of smart toys.
Intel's involvement with the MIT Media Labs toy development project is a classic example of the way that Intel constantly works to create new markets for its microprocessors.
Intel does not want to get involved in this low-margin business, so Intel's strategy is to bring the toy to the PC where games, songs, music and stories can be downloaded via the Internet onto the toy.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EKF/is_n2211_v44/ai_20444193   (454 words)

Along this glorious saga we have the corpses of the i860 and i960, feeble attempts of Intel towards the land of RISC.
The ix60 architecture was based on the Intel APX 432 processor, which was supposed to be the sucessor to x86 nearly a decade ago.
Intel thought it through and figured a general purpose chip would suit the customer and themselves better, it was designed by Ted Hoff et al.
www.osnews.com /comment.php?news_id=2166   (1642 words)

 Intel i960 -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Image:Intel A80960CA25 L6395332 top.jpg The i960 design was started as a response to the failure of Intel's iAPX 432 design of the early 1980s.
The iAPX 432 was intended to directly support high-level languages that supported tagged, protected, garbage-collected memory -- such as Ada and Lisp -- in hardware.
In 1990 the i960 team was redirected to be the "second team" working in parallel on future i386 implementations -- specifically the P6 processor, which later became the Pentium Pro.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Intel_i960   (942 words)

 Intel® i960® Processors - Imaging Applications
The i960 KA and i960 KB processors deliver high-performance with inexpensive DRAM memory subsystems.
The i960 CA and i960 CF processors are superscaler implementations and are able to execute multiple instructions per clock.
The i960 family can deliver this range of price and performance alternatives because it was designed for the extreme flexibility required by the imaging marketplace.
www.intel.co.jp /design/i960/img_apps.htm   (231 words)

 Intel targets StrongARM chip at CE | CNET News.com
Intel targets StrongARM chip at CE It had been the poor stepchild in the Intel family, but some companies are now flocking to the low-cost, low-power processor.
At the Intel Developer Forum, the chipmaker is already hawking a circuit board that uses the StrongARM chip that TV makers can use to give their TVs Internet capability.
Another high-level Intel executive even ventured so far as to say that the StrongARM was one of the primary spoils in the settlement of the patent infringement suit between Digital and Intel last year.
news.com.com /2100-1033-215660.html   (981 words)

 Embedded Processors, Part One ExtremeTech - Find Articles
Intel i960 Overview The i960 was once the best-selling RISC architecture on the planet, bar none.
The chip's fault-tolerant features were simply never mentioned in Intel's promotional literature and customers were left to wonder why the chip was so big and had so many pins labeled "no connect." Over the years, Intel eventually excised most of the superfluous features, trimming later i960 chips down to size.
By the mid-1990s the i960 line could be relied on to deliver the worst price/performance ratio of any 32-bit processor--including the miserable x86.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_zdext/is_200201/ai_ziff21014/pg_5   (593 words)

 Intel Products(Intel® i960® VH Processor)
The Intel® i960® VH Embedded-PCI processor is an integrated solution targeted at cost-sensitive applications in various market segments such as networking, communications, data management and storage.
The i960 VH Embedded-PCI processor features the most advanced 80960 Jx core available with the integration of components necessary to create an intelligent PCI primary bus interface.
The Intel i960 VH Embedded-PCI processor offers high performance for leading edge applications, low power for designs with stingy power budgets, a small package for space savings and low cost for any design.
www.sancomputech.com /Storagei960VHProcessor.htm   (772 words)

 INTEL HISTORY - Apple vs Microsoft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Cofounder of Intel stated in 1971 (when he built the first commercial “computer on a chip”, the 4004) that the number of transistors that could be placed on a single chip will double every 18 month.
Note: Intel Pentium D tips the balance in favor of Intel.
Note: Moreover, Intel has succeeded in launching dual-core processors at half the prices proposed by the competition.
www.jmusheneaux.com /index000.htm   (1588 words)

 Consortium for Embedded Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Prior to joining Intel, Byron worked at Sperry Avionics Inc and spent eight years focusing on hardware/software architecture and firmware development for embedded avionics applications.
Byron joined Intel in 1991 to deliver future versions of Intel's successful Intel® i960® processor family.
As the i960 microprocessor architect Byron defined four i960 microprocessors, including the i960 RP/RD processor and the i960 RM/RN processors for intelligent I/O applications.
www.eas.asu.edu /embedded/temp/bio_gillespie.shtml   (192 words)

 I/O driver spec to be unveiled - Intelligent Input/Output specification - Technology Information Electronic News - Find ...
Intel's i960-RP, which has been designed as a co-processor in multiprocessor servers, will be the first silicon available that supports the I2O specification's message interface.
Intel last week said more chip announcements are expected soon; Symbios Logic is one candidate since it is on the I2O group's steering committee.
The Intel i960 RP is built around an 80960JF core; it has a number of features that support various implementations of the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EKF/is_n2101_v42/ai_17899925?lstpn=article_results&lstpc=search&lstpr=external&lstprs=other&lstwid=1&lstwn=search_results&lstwp=body_middle   (847 words)

 Intel cashes in ancient chips | Reg Hardware
Intel has finally waved farewell to is 386 and 486 processors, though their departure will be a drawn-out process, lasting through to 28 September 2007,
Intel documentation reveals that the company believes "the forecasted volumes for these product lines are now too low to continue production of these products beyond the year 2007", leaving it "no choice" but to discontinue the parts.
Intel: 90% of Cores to be Duo by year end
www.reghardware.co.uk /2006/05/18/intel_cans_386_486_960_cpus   (334 words)

 Intel® i960® RM/RN/RS I/O Processors
The i960® RM/RN/RS processors are Intel's second generation of I/O processors.
The i960 RN I/O processor is the first Intel® I/O processor to incorporate a 64-bit PCI interface to increase data bandwidth for the most data-intensive applications.
From a system-level standpoint, the i960 RM/RN/RS I/O processor reduces the utilization of the host CPU by servicing I/O requests without host intervention, resulting in an increase of the overall performance of servers.
developer.intel.com /design/iio/i960_rmrnrs.htm   (1012 words)

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