The Crusoe processor was introduced as the solution for mobile internet devices commonly called
webpads, bore realization in sub-notebooks, and saw its full potential in high-density low-power webservers. What else is next for Crusoe but a fully integrated system on a chip. Enter the TM6000.
With today's announcement at the Microprocessor Forum conference the
newest addition to the Crusoe line of processors has materialized. The TM6000
is based upon the TM5800 core and physically takes up about 1/3 the board space of
conventional Crusoe processors. On top of that, the TM6000 integrates
graphics, audio, Northbridge, and Southbridge all in one package.
The TM6000 will initially be released at 1.0GHz in Q2 of 2002 and targeted to
the embedded applications market. The TM5800 is expected to ship at speeds
up to 800MHz in the current quarter and at 1.0GHz in Q1 of 2002. Power
consumption is extra lean as LongRun extends beyond the current range of
features and finally envelops the SouthBridge and Graphics chips under one
The new TM5600 will be targeted at lightweight, "full-feature notebooks; small and thin form factor
devices, such as Tablet PCs; ultra dense servers; and a range of embedded systems
that are migrating to x86, such as networking equipment, printers and set-top boxes"
says Mark Allen, Transmeta's CEO.