Intel X-Scale fuels mobile enterprise


Intel X-Scale fuels mobile enterprise

Intel has launched its X-Scale architecture for multimedia phones and advanced PDAs with the launch of two X-Scale chips

The samples, boards, and software of the Intel PXA250 and PXA210 processors are now available. Products powered by the chips are expected by mid-2002.

David Rogers, communications manager of X-Scale technology at Intel said the X-Scale chips represent a new level of performance for embedded Intel processors. He said the performance boost would enable a new generation of rich applications for handhelds.

"Wireless data networks are coming, [and] the carriers are implementing them now," Rogers said. "And as that happens, we believe that a lot of applications are going to drop into this space, [so] there will be very rich applications that are going to require a lot of performance."

Built to 0.18-micron architecture and designed for advanced PDAs, the PXA250 is available at speeds of 200MHz, 300MHz, and 400MHz. Despite being designed for low power, the PXA250 offers a Turbo Mode for application acceleration and multimedia acceleration with Intel Media Processing technology.

The main features of the new chip technology are:
  • Richer wireless data nets running multimedia and enterprise services

  • More processing power for apps using Java, browser plug-ins, and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)

  • Enhanced security via improved encryption processing

Tim Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies, believes enterprise enterprise users will benefit from the technology X-Scale provides.

"If you had a PDA with more processing power that can handle larger chunks of data, then there is more potential for these devices," Bajarin said.
Related Topics: Mobile software, VIEW ALL TOPICS

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy