Crusoe runs QNX

Submitted by newsagent on

Chipmaker Transmeta today released sample and quantity versions of a new version of its low-power Crusoe processor that can be embedded in some pretty harsh environments.

The new Crusoe Special Embedded (SE) microprocessors were designed and tested for long-term use in places where a chip's temperature can reach as high as 100(degrees) C.The Crusoe SE processors run Microsoft Windows XPE and CE .NET as well as Linux and lesser-known languages like QNX. The chips use LongRun, an advanced power management technology to optimize processor frequency and voltage while monitoring chip temperature. Transmeta said the Crusoe SE also takes advantage of Upgraded Code Morphing Software to maximize real-time performance while maintaining complete x86-compatibility.