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New Freescale processors target Linux netbooks

Jan 08, 2009, 15:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Moyer)

"What makes the i.MX515 exciting, however, is the battery life that it can potentially bring to its machines. According to Freescale's statistics, the chip will have the capability to power machines with up to 8 hours of battery life, with a display as large as 8.9 inches. The company included many advanced power management features such as a dedicated, hardware-based video acceleration block, supposedly allowing for this long battery life and significantly cooling things down. Freescale claims that there is no need for heat sinks or fans with the processor."

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