Intel Processors… Low Power? Yes!

Sep 29, 2008 | Industrial PC's, low power, processors, intel

Hello, everyone! Sprechen Sie talk? Its me, Martin, again for our Septembers installment of Martins Corner.

This month I want to touch on the fact that Intel processors are getting to be very attractive in the low power space (so much so that you could never fry an egg on one).

We, at Corvalent, are excited by the new Low Power and Ultra Low Voltage Intel processors that are hitting the market. If you are privy to Intels roadmaps, you know what were talking about. Some solutions are now in the five watt range with likely even lower wattages next year. This means that designs that used to only be passively cooled X-Scale candidates are now able to utilize Intel Architecture (IA). These processors will be ideal for medical, security & surveillance, oil & gas, point-of-sale, aerospace, and military/defense applications, to highlight a few.

The good thing about this is that all the tools and software that have been written for IA will now be able to be utilized by us as a system integrator and by our customers who have many of their applications written for IA.

Some of the processors we are excited about include:

  • Intel® Core Duo Processor ULV
  • Intel® Celeron® M Processor ULV
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor Low Power

For more information on Intel's future Ultra Low Voltage processors visit:

About the Author

Corvalent manufactures long-life, rugged computing systems at the heart of OEM systems and devices, including revision- and document-controlled industrial motherboards, single board computers and embedded controllers. Serving industrial customers since 1993, Corvalent offers custom materials planning and advisory services; real-time engineering to address any technology or platform; modification of COTS or standards-based solutions for unique, mission critical applications; and elite, white glove technical support.