The new processors incorporate the latest microprocessor packaging and stacking techniques, and deliver higher performance and longer battery life in less space than previous versions.
PDA capabilities have increased significantly over the last year to include integrated Wi-Fi* (802.11) high-speed wireless Internet access, color screens, integrated cameras, and more. This has resulted in the need for greater processing and memory capabilities, all delivered by smaller chips.
“The PDA segment has had a number of exciting developments, aided by the performance and power of the IntelÂ® PXA250 processor introduced a year ago,” said Hans Geyer, Intel vice president and general manager of the Intel PCA Components Group. “With today’s announcement, Intel enables even more features and functionality by continuing to take advantage of Intel’s industry-leading design and manufacturing expertise.”
Today’s announcement includes two additions to the smaller, Intel PXA26x family, including the IntelÂ® PXA263 processor, Intel’s first stacked processor for PDAs and the IntelÂ® PXA260 processor, a “pin compatible” product that makes upgrading a PDA design easy and cost-effective for OEMs. The third product; the IntelÂ® PXA255 processor, is a replacement to the popular Intel PXA250 processor that extends the overall system performance and battery-life of PDAs.
Intel will also continue to extend the value of the new IntelÂ® XScale