Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Panasonic's CX Ultra HD Smart TVs Bring 4K Closer To Home
New LG Ray Smartphone Focuses On Photo Shooting
HP Profit Lower Than Expected
Police Arrests Fifth Suspect In TalkTalk Hack Investigation
Toshiba Develops Fast 3D Metal Printer
ECS LIVA X2 Mini PC Runs Windows 10
Memory-Tech Ready To Start Mass Production Of UHD Blu-ray Disc
New Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM Phones Coming Next Month
Active Discussions
roxio issues with xp pro
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > IBM imp...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
IBM improves efficiency of PowerPC chips

IBM Corp. has improved the power efficiency of two models of PowerPC processors, making an effort to strengthen its position in markets from cars and printers to networking and communications equipment.

The PowerPC 750CL and PowerPC 970GX are both single-core chips built with a 90-nanometer process. Both chips reduce DC electricity leakage with thicker gate oxides and reduce AC switching power with higher thresholds, the company said.

IBM made the change to reach a wider range of enterprise and consumer applications, said Ron Martino, director of Power Architecture Solutions in IBM's Technology Collaboration Solutions unit.

The company already has a strong grip on certain sectors. It makes the processors for all three of the top gaming consoles: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 3, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 and Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii. These improved chips could help it reach even further.

The trend of power-efficient chips has already changed the notebook, desktop and server markets. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has cited power efficiency for the reason that its Opteron server processors have outsold chips from Intel Corp. in recent months, and Intel says its new Core 2 Duo chips will also use power efficiency to win back that market share.

IBM's 750 CL is a 32-bit chip running at 400MHz to 1GHz, and is intended for high-performance embedded applications, including consumer electronics, storage and imaging. The 970GX supports both 32-bit and 64-bit applications running from 1.2GHz to 2.5GHz, making it appropriate for applications in high-bandwidth data processing or algorithmic computation.

IBM also announced a roadmap of future products to improve power draw. Its CPC965 will act as a companion chip to the PowerPC 970 series, providing more efficient I/O connectivity. Its 460S is a 32-bit, synthesizable core with variable cache sizes, and its 464FP H90 and 464H90 are application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that can be manufactured either by IBM or by its partners Chartered Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

The 464H90 will launch by the end of 2006, while the other three cores ship in the first quarter of 2007. The PowerPC 750CL and PowerPC 970GX are available Tuesday.

DTS-HD Master Audio Suite and DTS Surround Audio Suite Launched        All News        WD Introduces One-Terabyte My Book Storage System
AOL to Launch New Version of Software     General Computing News      Appeal court clears man of file sharing

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
IBM’s Watson Forecasts Products for Holiday Season
IBM, Xilinx target Intel With Chip Collaboration
IBM To Buy The Weather Company's Product and Technology Businesses
IBM Takes On Intel's x86 Systems With New Linux Servers
Research Breakthrough Paves Way for Post-Silicon Future
IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things
IBM Unveils Linux Mainframe System
Watson to Gain Ability to See with Acquisition of Merge Healthcare
IBM Acquires Compose to Expand Cloud Data Services
IBM Revenue Declines
IBM Develops 7nm Processor
IBM and Box Partner to Transform Work in the Cloud

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .