Friday, July 18, 2008

Intel's Ultra-Low Voltage Processors

Intel's latest processors, code-named Merom processor family, the Core 2 Duo U7600 and U7500 ultra-low voltage (ULV) processors. These are made for use in small notebooks and tablets, as well as in ultra-mobile PCs. This is the first two ULV processors in Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 clocked at 1.2 GHz and U7500 at 1.06 GHz which are designed to provide lower power consumption and cooler operation than other Core 2 Duos. These dual core ULV processors provide TDP (thermal design power) of 10 watts, while the other Meroms have TDP of 17W and 34W. But, ULV CPUs have slower clock speeds.

Intel’s U7600 and U7500 both have 2MB of L2 cache and a 533 MHz front-side bus, which is also slower than FSBs of other Core 2 Duo processors providing speed of 677 MHz.

Like all Core 2 Duo chips, U7600 and U7500 support 64-bit operating systems and software. They are now available in the market and one of the compute company that uses this technology is the Panasonic.

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