Intel talks 600MHz StrongArm

Power down means performance up -- next year

Chip giant Intel said today that it will introduce StrongARM devices of speeds between 150MHz to 600MHz but with consumption of only 40 to 450 milliwatts. Intel's nextgen StrongArm chips will use superpipelined Risc architecture including seven stage and eight stage memory pipelining to hit the higher clock speeds. It will also introduce dynamic branch prediction and data bypassing to help data throughput. The company will use dynamic voltage management for better battery life and a set of low power modes. The chips will sample in the first half of next year, the company said. ®

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