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Intel boosts XScale to extremes

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Intel has unveiled an enhanced version of its XScale technology for complex applications that operate in extreme temperatures.

The Intel 80200T processor operates at speeds up to 733MHz while consuming less than 1.3W, and can operate at temperatures ranging from minus 40 to 85°C.

This combination of performance, heat dissipation and environmental hardening make the 80200T processor ideal for a wide variety of applications in telematics, automotive, industrial and communications market segments where increasingly sophisticated products are designed for operation in demanding environmental situations, according to Intel Communications Group VP James Johnson.

"The 80200T processor joins an extensive line of embedded processors from Intel that enable embedded systems designers to choose the optimum combination of performance, power consumption and features to meet their specific design needs," Johnson said.

The high-performance 80200T processor can also be matched with equipment makers' extended-temperature companion chips to create products ranging from advanced multimedia devices for automobiles to set-top boxes, Johnson added.

In addition to 733MHz, the Intel 80200T processor will be available at 600, 400 and 200MHz, and is supported by a comprehensive development environment and a large ecosystem of third-party vendors.

All versions of the Intel 80200T processor will be generally available in February 2003.

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