Motorola has announced it has boosted the clock speeds of its PowerPC 750 line of microprocessors while cutting the power required to run them.
The company said that its 366-, 333- and 300MHz Power PC microprocessors are now designed to operate at a new low voltage. For example, the 1.9 volt 300MHz PowerPC 750 chip consumes around 3.4 watts, less than half of the 7 watts of the 2.6 volt version, according to a statement from Motorola.
"It runs faster and therefore performs at a higher performance level and at a lower voltage," said Jeff Gorin, a spokesman for the company.
The new PowerPC 750 chips are available now and feature 3.3v I/Os, a 32Kb instruction cache, a 32Kb data cache and 6.35 million transistors, according to Motorola's statement.
Motorola, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, can be reached on the World Wide Web at http://www.mot.com/.