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Wired: Crusoe Chips Land on Intel Turf

Jan 19, 2000, 21:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

"Based on a new hardware/software architecture, the chips use extremely low power and generate almost no heat, and are compatible with 20 PC operating systems including Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, and the Linux OS...."

"As well as being very efficient, the chips are "smart," modulating their frequency and voltage on the fly, depending on the task, company officials said...."

"To make them capable of running traditional PC software, especially Web browsers and plug-ins, the company used "code-morphing" software that translates applications into the VLIW instructions on the fly."

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