Intel Launches New XScale Processors
Apr 12, 2004, 10:41 AM by (staff)
(updated) Intel today unveiled its new PXA270 series of XScale processors for phones and PDAs. The new chips, formerly code-named Bulverde, include several new technologies and boast speeds up to 624MHz. The new technologies include Wireless MMX for high-performance video and 3D graphics, and SpeedStep for more frugal power consumption. New security features allow DRM (digital-rights management) to be enforced at a hardware level. Built-in Quick Capture technology supports cameras up to 4 megapixels. An optional graphics co-processor - the 2700G - was also announced. The chips are available today in sample quantities, with volume production later this quarter (Q2).
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Intel Debuts 5G Radios
Intel today announced a range of 5G modems for mobile devices that rely on various technologies to handle the transition from 4G to 5G. The XMM 8000 series will handle multi-mode operations on 600 MHz and mmWave band around the globe and will be ideal for PCs, phones, and fixed wireless equipment.
Qualcomm Debuts New Snapdragon Processors
Qualcomm recently unveiled two new mobile application processors, the Snapdragon 412 and the Snapdragon 212. Both chips are updates to previous designs, the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210, respectively.
Intel Cancels Several Phone Chips
Intel said it will discontinue a handful of processors meant for smartphones and tablets as it continues to shift its business toward more profitable products. In particular, Intel has cancelled plans to sell three of its SoFIA processor-baseband combination chips.
Intel to Allow ARM Chip Builders to Use Its Foundry
Intel today said companies that design and build ARM-based processors will for the first time be able to use Intel's manufacturing facilities to make them. Intel will allow its Intel Custom Foundry customers to use its 10nm FinFET process for ARM cores and Cortex series processors.