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LinuxDevices.com: Intel targets new "XScale" CPU core at mobile & Internet apps

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"At the Intel Developers Forum conference in San Jose, CA, Intel today announced XScale, an embedded microprocessor architecture derived from StrongARM technology. Relative to StrongARM, XScale will boast significantly increased speed (approaching 1 GHz), substantially reduced power consumption (down to 0.0001W), and will incorporate a number of new technologies that optimize its use in tomorrow's mobile, wireless, and Internet infrastructure applications."

"Intel will use the new XScale microarchitecture as the processor "core" for a family of upcoming embedded processors that are likely to integrate a large number of on-chip system functions, in a manner similar to Intel's StrongARM system-on-chip devices such as the SA-1110 (info)."

"Like the existing StrongARM processors, the new XScale core based processors will be supported by multiple suppliers of Embedded Linux. Specifically, Intel says the Intel XScale microarchitecture development platforms will contain the GNU toolchains from Red Hat, including compiler, assembler, linker, debugger, and monitor software. Additionally, according to Intel, Embedded Linux implementations optimized for XScale will be available from both LinuxWorks and MontaVista."

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