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New Sempron for Socket S1 embedded and SBC systems

AMD today announced the latest addition to the embedded product lineup, the Sempron 2100+ processor. The new Sempron 2100+ has a thermal design power rating of nine watts. With the low TDP rating, the Sempron 2100+ is ideal for fan-less embedded systems.

AMD packages the Sempron 2100+ in a Socket S1 package. The Sempron 2100+ is compatible with the AMD M690T chipset. The new Sempron 2100+ is the first embedded targeted processor from AMD to feature AMD64 technology.

“By expanding our product portfolio with this new, very low power version of the highly successful AMD Sempron processor and extending the temperature support in our Geode line, AMD is delivering on our promise of customer-centric innovation for a range of embedded markets,” Embedded Computing Solutions Division Vice President Greg White said. “You will continue to see AMD offer our embedded customers the products and tools they need to get high performance, very low power products to market quickly.”

Expect the Sempron 2100+ to make its way into embedded and SBCs. AAEON and Arbor offer boards compatible with the new processor.


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RE: wtb PDA/phone with x86 processor
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 5/31/2007 1:57:19 PM , Rating: 2
I think the most power hungry OMAP PDA processors are in the area of 300 milliwatts. Long way to go on x86 still!


RE: wtb PDA/phone with x86 processor
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 5/31/2007 1:58:03 PM , Rating: 1
Double post on my own site :( Failtrain.


RE: wtb PDA/phone with x86 processor
By TomZ on 5/31/2007 2:12:43 PM , Rating: 1
It seems like the site is designed to prevent double posts, but it doesn't always work.


By jpeyton on 6/1/2007 1:47:42 AM , Rating: 2
Intel needs better idle power management options for their desktop and server CPUs.

The reason AMD CPUs consume less power at idle/low usage (which is the state most computers worldwide spend their CPU cycles) is because they can power down to a significantly lower clock speed at a lower voltage. AMD desktop CPUs can lower their clock speed to 1GHz at .8v-.9v VCore. Intel's Core 2 CPUs can only clock down to 1.6GHz at 1.0-1.1v VCore.

Intel should just adopt the low power states from their laptop CPUs for their desktop line.


RE: wtb PDA/phone with x86 processor
By Googer on 5/31/2007 2:00:38 PM , Rating: 2
But this 9 watt processor should really give Transmeta's line of low wattage processors a run for their money.

(I know they have a new parent company)


By darkpaw on 5/31/2007 2:15:43 PM , Rating: 2
Yah, sadly it'll be a long way. I think when it finally does happen though there will be a much larger choice of software on the handhelds.


RE: wtb PDA/phone with x86 processor
By smitty3268 on 5/31/2007 3:03:47 PM , Rating: 3
The AMD Geode is x86 and down to .8W. Of course it wouldn't be nearly as powerful as this chip.


By darkpaw on 5/31/2007 3:34:40 PM , Rating: 2
I just saw that in the linked press release..

Makes me wonder what I could do with one of those. I haven't actually built anything like a small computer manually since college (much love for PICs back then).


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