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).