Intel: building a 10GHz processor
At the current International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Intel announced several new technological solutions "chip building blocks" that are expected to help company create 10GHz+ processors by the end of this decade.
In documents presented at ISSCC Intel briefly describes components to be used in new low-power high-performance processors. These include 3.5GHz multiphase clock oscillator requiring 32mW in active mode and up to 300 µW in standby; 5GHz floating point media-access controller (MAC) with up to 5 GFLOP/s performance.
Besides, the company announced the "sleep transistors" technology for energy-saving apps. According to Intel this will allow to considerably reduce leakage current to save 10-20% more energy.
The company also plans to inform about such specialized modules, as TCP/IP rollout module, 8Gbps PCI Express synchronous duplex I/O bus, etc.
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