Dual Core Processors Target Advanced 64-bit x86 Embedded Apps
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 5:27am
VIA Technologies’ Nano X2 E-Series processors feature an optimized, power-efficient dual-core architecture most demanding 86-bit x86 embedded system design applications. Available in two models running at speeds of 1.2+ GHz and 1.6+ GHz, these processors also come with a component longevity guarantee of seven years. Using the latest 40nm manufacturing process, they combine two 64-bit, superscalar VIA Nano cores on one die, offering desirable multi-tasking and multimedia performance on a low power budget. Additional features include VIA VT virtualization, a technology that allows legacy software and applications to be used in virtual scenarios without impacting on performance. The VIA AES Security Engine offers hardware-based data encryption on the fly, an essential tool in content protection and system security. VIA Nano X2 E-Series processors are natively 64-bit compatible, facilitating an essential transition for the future of the embedded industry as 64-bit operating systems such as Windows Embedded Standard 7 allow for vastly improved data throughput per clock cycle.