Further claims are made: that the XBurst core is half the die area and consumes less than one third the power of similar products.
The one 400-MHz processor listed on the company website is the JZ4755, a dual-core design implemented in 0.18-micron CMOS with one CPU and one video processing unit. A datasheet download is offered but appears to be blocked.
It is not known whether Ingenic has licenses to use IP cores or ISAs from either ARM or MIPS Technologies Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.).
Cherrypal was formed in 2008 and is now owned by Tristate Hong Kong Group Ltd., a company focused on green technology and health products.
Along with the launch of the Africa, Cherrypal has also produced a 13.3-inch widescreen Bing laptop. Priced at $389 including the Windows XP operating system, the Bing is powered by an 1.6-GHz clock frequency Intel N280 processor and includes 1-Gbyte of DDR2 memory, a 160-Gbyte hard disk drive and a 1.3-megapixel web camera.
"At Cherrypal, we're extremely conscious of the so-called digital divide," said Max Seybold, the founder of Cherrypal, in a statement. "We're constantly looking for ways to bridge that gap, and the Cherrypal Africa is a huge step in the right direction."
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