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Via aims 64-bit CPUs at embedded market

Apr 23, 2010, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Angel)

"Via Technologies is now sampling versions of its 64-bit Nano processors that are aimed specifically at the embedded market. The Nano E series CPUs, ranging in speed from 800MHz to 1.8GHz, come with virtualization capabilities and extended longevity support, the company says.

"Via's new Nano E series processors are, as in the past, available in an L-series ("low-power") for mainstream desktop and mobile PC systems, and in a U-series ("ultra-low-power") for mini-notebooks and small form factor devices. They use the same 21mm x 21mm nanoBGA2 package as the original Nano, and once again are being manufactured -- likely by Fujitsu -- using a 65nm process.

"According to Via, the Nano E series processors are pin-compatible with earlier Nanos (see later in this story for background) as well as the earlier C7 and Eden CPUs, and still feature only single cores. The company's announcement today cited five new SKUs, as follows:"

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