Cellular Processor System-on-chip Architectures

October 17, 2003
Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy, Intel, Santa Clara, California

This talk presents the key architectural features in the Intel (R) PXA800F/PXA800EF Cellular Processors. These are the first products in the wireless industry to integrate a DSP processor core, a high performance applications processor core, baseband communication logic, with flash and SRAM memories, all on one chip. These system-on-chip designs have achieved simultaneous optimization of the targeted architecture and design vectors such as system performance, latency, power, energy, noise, area, and cost. The talk discusses the architectural challenges faced, presents the advantages of on-chip memory integration, and includes preliminary results on system-level performance.