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Intel launches the PXA800F designed for cellphones
Posted on 14-Feb-2003 08:39. | Tags Filed under: News.

Intel launches the PXA800F designed for cellphones
The Intel® PXA800F Cellular Processor is designed for mainstream GSM/GPRS handsets. This high-performance, power efficient processor integrates Intel® XScale™ technology with Intel® On-Chip Flash memory and Intel® Micro Signal Architecture, jointly developed with Analog Devices, Inc.† , delivers class-leading performance, with industry-leading headroom to support computation-intensive voice and data applications for mainstream mobile phones.

Called the Intel® PXA800F cellular processor, it is a key component of the Intel® Personal Internet Client Architecture (Intel® PCA), Intel's development blueprint for designing wireless handheld communication devices that combine voice communications and Internet access capabilities.

The Intel PXA800F cellular processor features a high-performance, low-power processor running at 312 MHz based on the Intel® XScale™ technology with four megabytes of integrated Intel® On-Chip Flash memory and 512 kilobytes (KB) of SRAM for industry leading application performance. In addition, the Intel PXA800F cellular processor includes a 104 MHz signal processor using the Intel® MicroSignal architecture with 512 KB of integrated Intel On-Chip Flash memory and 64 KB of SRAM, resulting in a complete system on a single chip for advanced GSM/GPRS cellular networks.

The Intel PXA800F cellular processor is sampling today with production volumes expected in the third quarter of 2003. Products using the new processors will be available later this year, or early next year. The Intel PXA800F cellular processor has a suggested list price of $35 (US) in 10,000 unit quantities. More information on the new processors can be found at

In creating unique "wireless-Internet-on-a-chip" technology, Intel engineers overcame significant technical hurdles associated with combining the different design and manufacturing technologies for processing, flash memory and communications functions. The Intel PXA800F cellular processor is built using a single process to place all key components onto one chip using the industry's leading .13-micron silicon manufacturing technology.

What it offers:

  • Full GSM/GPRS Class 12 solution
  • High-performance/Low-power Intel® XScale technology core, providing class-leading headroom for rich data applications
  • Intel® Micro Signal Architecture
  • Intel® On-Chip Flash Memory

    Intel® PXA800F Cellular Processor Features Intel® XScale™ Technology
  • High-performance, power-efficient processor supports data-intensive applications
  • Processor core operates at an adjustable clock frequency up to 312 MHz
  • Instruction cache and Data cache memories
  • 4 MB integrated Intel On-Chip Flash memory
  • 512 KB integrated SRAM
  • Memory controller supports synchronous Flash mode, page mode Flash, SRAM, SDRAM, and variable latency
  • DMA controller
  • Clock units-GSM slow clocking, GSM frame timing, watchdog, RTC
  • Supports a wide range of standard interfaces-SIM, UART, USB, I2C*, SPI, SSP, Digital Audio Interface, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital Card, Sony Memory Stick, Dallas* 1-Wire* Interface, keypad, PWM D/A, JTAG
  • Interfaces for Bluetooth, IrDA, GPS and digital camera peripherals
  • LCD Controller for up to 120 x 240 display 16-bit color or gray scale

    Intel® Micro Signal Architecture
  • Performs GSM/GPRS baseband signal processing
  • Modified Harvard architecture, dual-MAC, deep pipeline, 104 MHz execution clock
  • Instruction cache and 64 KB dual-banked data SRAM
  • 512 KB integrated Intel On-Chip Flash for field-upgradable signal processing firmware
  • Includes microprocessor instructions such as bit manipulation
  • Includes cipher and Viterbi accelerators
  • Multiple sleep modes and integrated power management minimize power consumption
  • Interface support-digital I/Q, voice codec, auxiliary serial port for mixed-signal analog baseband, I2S audio codec interface, RF synthesizer serial control interface, JTAG

    Intel® On-Chip Flash Memory
  • Single bit-per-cell NOR Flash stores data and allows code to be executed in place (XIP)
  • All the on-chip memory required to run the GSM/GPRS protocol stack
  • The entire RTOS and JVM could fit in the on-chip Flash, accelerating performance and reducing power
  • Potential to reduce memory latency issues with time-critical applications

  • More information:

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