405LP

405LP

A low-power PowerPC chip from IBM that is designed to extend battery life. It turns off areas on the chip that are not used and reactivates them instantly when required. The 405LP was introduced in October 2001.
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The research team at the center has led several efforts, including the design and implementation of the 405LP ultra-low power embedded PowerPC processor, and the prototype of the Super Dense Server, an energy-efficient computing cluster.
0 now supports the IBM(R) PowerPC(R) 405LP embedded processor, which has been developed for use in pervasive devices such as advanced PDAs and cell phones.
Earlier this year, the two companies announced that pairing IBM's PowerPC 405LP embedded processor with MontaVista Linux Consumer Electronics Edition (CEE) may reduce processor power consumption by as much as 50 percent.
From the architectural efficiency of the PowerPC 405LP processor to the dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, we are delivering some of the best power/performance balance for these types of devices.
Called the IBM PowerPC 405LP, the chip's innovations make it ideal for battery-powered portable consumer electronic devices.
The 405LP reduces active power by dynamically scaling processor performance to the level required to support the application.
Using IBM's custom chip-making techniques, additional features can also be added to the PowerPC 405LP to adapt the device to other applications.
Linux support packages for the IBM PowerPC 405LP and other platforms will be available in the future.
With its reference platform, IBM has combined many of the underlying hardware components used by such products into a single "reference design" centered on the low-power IBM PowerPC 405LP microprocessor to help extend battery life.
CEE targets consumer device specific CPUs such as the Texas Instruments OMAP 1510 and OMAP 5910 and the IBM PowerPC 405LP, with others to follow.
For example, CEE will initially support the TI's OMAP1510 and OMAP5910 processors and the IBM PowerPC 405LP processor with support for additional processing platforms to be added in the future.
CEE targets consumer device-specific processors and will initially support TI's OMAP1510 and OMAP5910 applications processors and the associated Innovator Development Kit, as well as the IBM PowerPC 405LP and the associated Arctic II/III Reference Board.