Vendors prep dual-core mobile chips

Just days after Intel and AMD launched their respective dual-core processors the two companies are already preparing mobile versions of their multicore chips, and have held talks with its partners about it.

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By  Caroline Denslow Published  April 28, 2005

Just days after Intel and AMD launched their respective dual-core processors the two companies are already preparing mobile versions of their multicore chips, and have held talks with its partners about it. Intel’s first mobile product, which is called Yonah, is expected to go into volume production in 2006. Yonah is based on a mobile-optimised micro-architecture and 65nm process technology. It is designed to provide power management capabilities and enhanced performance for multi-threaded applications and other power-intensive applications. “Yonah is going to be the first mobile optimised dual core processor. It has two processors in one package built on 65nm technology. It has power management capabilities built in to allow us to do this,” Anand Chandrasekhar, vice president and director of sales and marketing at Intel. “It is building on the strategy that Intel put in place with Hyper-threading Technology (HT). It takes advantage of all the applications that have been developed for HT,” Chandrasekhar added. According to Sean Maloney, Intel’s executive vice president and general manager of the Mobility Group, Yonah will feature three new technologies that will improve the performance, power and design of mobile platforms. These include Intel Digital Media Boost for rich digital multimedia content; Intel Advanced Thermal Manager for enhanced thermal monitoring, accuracy and responsiveness; and Intel Dynamic Power Coordination, which can automatically adjust the performance and power between the two processing cores on demand. Meanwhile, AMD confirmed its plans for dual-core mobile processors. In its corporate web site, AMD declared: “We currently plan to make the desktop core codenamed “Toledo” available to our mobile customers for high-performance desktop replacement notebooks. We expect to disclose additional information about dual-core mobile solutions at the appropriate time.” Previous interviews with the press showed that AMD is looking at introducing two lines of low-power, dual-core mobile processors. These chips will be added in its existing AMD Athlon 64 family and Turion 64 line, and will be launched next year.

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