While still toying with the feelings of those wanting a Q9000 series processor, Intel has enriched its offer for the embedded market by introducing five new processors. Featuring an extended, 7-year life cycle support, the chips are built using the 45nm process and take advantage of Intel's high-k, metal gate transistor technology.
"... the 45nm quad-core processors also allow for a 22 percent performance gain over previous-generation platforms within the same thermal profile, making it an excellent choice for compute-intensive applications such as IMS and platforms for storage, routers and securit," said Magnus Furustam, vice president and head of Ericssonâ€™s product area Core and IMS.
Set to be paired up with the Intel 5100 Memory Controller Hub (MCH) chipset, the new additions are the dual-core E5240, E5220 and L5238 and quad-core E5440 and L5408. Four of the five processors are already available at prices from $321 to $690 with the exception being the dual-core L5238 which will come in April.