Intel UMP: Potential iPhone CPU?

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  1. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Intel has announced details of their UMP processors, A100 and A110. This is why they sold off the ARM subsidiary. Could these be potential iPhone processors? I suspect maybe the next generation will be more interesting but here are the details as reported by the Reg:

    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/04/18/intel_intros_ump/
     
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    Sounds like this could be a potential processor for use in the iPhone. :)
     
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    These are for things like set top boxes with low power requirements, not for battery driven products.
     
  6. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Err... no. They're not designed for "set top boxes."

    They're "designed explicitly for handheld Mobile Internet Devices (or MIDs) and more advanced ultra-mobile PCs" (UMPCs)...

    Read more about that, here...
     
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    One of these, or a preliminary version, at least, is in the Apple TV - if I recall correctly, the :apple:TV uses a 1GHz derivative of the "Dothan" Pentium-M, just like this chip is supposed to be based on.

    The plot thickens...:)
     
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    That's the PowerPhone G5, due out next Tuesday.
     
  10. jesteraver macrumors 6502

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    I can't wait for the iPhone with a WiMax chip :)

    Hopefully the next revision of Apple computers will have some sort of WiMax chip in it, constant wireless internet ftw :)
     
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    Oh good, perhaps I can still hope for a PowerBook G5 after all. ;)
     
  12. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I did. "Cuts down power consumption to 3 Watt". Totally unacceptable for the iPhone. 2 x 200 MHz ARM is far less than 1 Watt.
     
  13. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Err... and I didn't say either cpu would be in the iPhone, did I?

    But I did point out the error in your previous statement, "These are for things like set top boxes with low power requirements, not for battery driven products."

    The A100/A110 cpus are specifically designed for use in MIDs and UMPCs (which are mobile devices using battery power, etc.) They are really only a short-time solution, and will be replaced next year with more power-efficient versions.

    Possibly you've confused the two A100/A110 cpus with Intel's new CE 2110 Media Processor, which could be used in "set top boxes."
     

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