Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
rick merritt   11/23/2010 4:47:45 PM
NO RATINGS
I checked the abstract again and all the numbers are correct. Here it is: "The Intel 32nm Poulson processor contains 3.1 billion transistors integrated onto a single 544mm2 silicon die size. Eight processor cores and a total of 54MB of on-chip cache are linked by an on-chip ring-like interconnect bus."

bmws88
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
bmws88   11/23/2010 4:04:27 PM
NO RATINGS
I calculated 2.7B instead of ~2.6B because I used 1MBit=1024*1024=1.049 million cells. Either way it does not make too much difference. For comparison, the 45nm Xeon 7500 (aka Nahalem-EX) had 2.3B transistors and a total of 26.5 MB of cache which leaves about 1B for other things, much more reasonable.

DrQuine
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
DrQuine   11/23/2010 4:00:29 PM
NO RATINGS
It is interesting that a simple CPU captures our imagination at the same time that an extremely complex one is rolling out. I suspect that it is because small numbers are easier to grasp than large ones - and because we can appreciate that a device built with simple materials and a simple architecture has the potential to be incorporated in unexpected ways in existing products.

krisi
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
krisi   11/23/2010 3:50:28 PM
NO RATINGS
@pixies, Polymer is a solid state material, although it is not semicondcutor so everything is good with the ISSCCC name! BTW, everything can be a solid state (if the temperature is right ;-) so they selected pretty general name...Kris

krisi
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
krisi   11/23/2010 3:47:18 PM
NO RATINGS
@bmws88, you seem to be right, something is not adding up here: 54MB times 8 times 6 is about 2.6B transistors already...Kris

bmws88
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
bmws88   11/23/2010 3:38:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Intel uses 8T SRAM for lower level cache. Assuming all 6T, 54MB of cache would have a SRAM cell transistor count of 2.7B already. That leaves only 0.4B for redundancy, cache peripheral, and the 8 cores. Do the numbers add up right?

pixies
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
pixies   11/23/2010 3:36:28 PM
NO RATINGS
Polymer is not a solid state material. I guess in the future the conference has to change its name.

yalanand
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
yalanand   11/23/2010 12:31:57 PM
NO RATINGS
What is this polymer CPU is all about. Really curious to know how it functions and how it will be useful in future. Anybody has any detailed info ?

Kinnar
User Rank
Author
re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
Kinnar   11/23/2010 7:30:54 AM
NO RATINGS
So many different variants are going to flood the market, but the polymer CPU is something very interesting, it seems that the flexible and fold-able PCs will be there in a near future.

<<   <   Page 2 / 2


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
09:45
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Power can be a gating factor in success or failure of ...
Get to market faster and connect your next product to the ...
00:44
See how microQSFP is setting a new standard for tomorrow’s ...
The LTC3649 step-down regulator combines key features of a ...
Once the base layer of a design has been taped out, making ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27