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View Full Version : Intel's Wireless MMX Comes to XScale Processors

Jason Dunn
03-14-2005, 10:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/14/intel_wireless_mmx_2/' target='_blank'>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/14/intel_wireless_mmx_2/</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Intel has updated its Wireless MMX mobile multimedia technology, paving the way for a revision of its XScale PXA ARM-based processor family. Today, Intel unveiled Wireless MMX 2, a series of 64-bit SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) instructions not unlike the SSE extensions developed for its desktop processors. Essentially, they're designed to apply programs to data streams, such as 3D imagery, video and audio. Intel is pitching the technology at handset makers looking to create ever more feature-rich devices - typically through enhanced media handling."</i><br /><br />Considering that most of our Smartphones are running XScale processors, this is nothing but good news for us - assuming the developers tap into what's available.

Mike Temporale
03-15-2005, 02:27 AM
That's a mighty big assumption. I expect the only developers that might touch this are a couple video players. And even then, I don't expect too much.

Jason Dunn
03-15-2005, 06:01 AM
3D imagery, video, audio...GAMES! :D