SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Intel Corp. has published information on a version of its XScale 80200 processor that has been assessed as able to operate over the 'industrial temperature range' that runs from minus 40 to plus 85 degrees Celsius.
The 80200 was introduced to the market in August 2000 as the first XScale product, and as a reworking of a previously established StrongARM RISC processor (see August 23, 2000, story).
The Intel 80200T processor now operates at speeds up to 733-MHz while consuming less than 1.3 watts, the company claims.
Intel is pitching the extended temperature version of the 80200 at multimedia applications in automobiles.
However, the device is not expected to be generally available until February 2003. In 10,000 unit quantities the pricing ranges from $103 each at for the 733-MHz speed grade down to $30 each for an 80200 rated to run no faster than 200-MHz.