2/28/2006

IBM Debuts Floating-Point Unit For PowerPC

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:09 pm

BM Corp. has announced the availability of a 90-nm version of its floating-point unit (FPU) for its PowerPC processor line.

The product, dubbed the 440 Power Core Floating Point Unit, is designed to provide high-performance, low-power consumption for embedded applications in the PowerPC RISC processor line. This includes graphics generation for printing and medical imaging, pattern matching for data mining, and risk analysis for financial services.

“There is a significant demand for floating point performance in today’s printing, imaging and data mining applications,” said Ron Martino, director of PowerPC Products at IBM’s Microelectronics Group, in a statement.

Source: Information Week

 

One Response to “IBM Debuts Floating-Point Unit For PowerPC”

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