SAN JOSE, Calif. Taiwan’s Via Technologies Inc. has rolled a new, low-power microprocessor line, based on a 90-nm process.
Targeted at a range of business, industrial and commercial applications, the VIA Eden processor line is available at different speeds. The x86-based processors have been designed to operate from 400-MHz at just 2.5 Watts to 1.5-GHz at 7.5 Watts.
Operating power is further reduced with VIA PowerSaver technology that enables the VIA Eden processor to transition between maximum processor speed and the lowest speed of 400-MHz, depending on application requirements.
The new VIA Eden processor boasts write bandwidth and linear ordering modes, as well as MMX, SSE2 and SSE3 support for enhanced multimedia performance, and 128-KB of both L1 and L2 on-die cache.
It also integrates the VIA PadLock Security Engine, which can be enabled within applications to provide military-grade protection of business or personal information. It comes in a low-profile nanoBGA2 package measuring just 21- x 21-mm.