Midway – New processor family from Calxeda

calexda-ecx-2000Calxeda has launched a new CPU family named Midway or ECX-2000. This is the succesor of ECX-1000 and benefits a larger cache, higher clock speed and has also been successfully tested with a broader range of software, such as Ubuntu 13.10.

Midway is pin compatible with its predecessor so it can be used for a in place upgrade for existing customers. Also it will be compatible with its own successor, Sarita, a 64-bit chip.

Each 32-bit Midway chip consists of a four-core ARM Cortex-A15 with a clock speed from 1.1GHz to 1.8GHz and a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor for management services, a set of I/O controllers, 10Gbps Ethernet and 4MB L2 cache.

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Total power consumption for the SoCs, including their network fabric links and other elements (such as the server RAM memory), should range from 8W at 1.1Ghz to 12W at 1.8Ghz.

Read the product page for ECX-2000 and an article on The Register.

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