Which processors are used in PDA's ? Handheld game devices?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Mel_3, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Mel_3

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    I'm reposting this stated differently.

    I've Googled this but hopefully someone here will help me reduce the research time with some tips.

    The Question:
    What are some of the processors used in PDA's... and hand held gaming devices?

    With the advent of the smart phone I'm not even sure if anyone is making PDA's anymore... like the old iPAQ, Palm, or Dell hand held’s. But, these small systems had a general purpose processor in them... I guess... something with more memory than say an 8051 or a Pic microcontroller.

    I'm trying to compile a list of the chips these devices may have used.

    Hand held gaming devices may also use a genera purpose processor... so any info on these would be helpful as well.

    Thanks for any help on this as it seems one can Google forever but there is nothing quite like finding someone with some existing knowledge :)

     
  2. n9352527

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    One of the popular processor for PDA/mobile phone is the Intel/Marvell XScale PXA family which are ARMv5TE architecture chip.
     
  3. Dave

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    For handheld gaming devices:

    The PSP uses the MIPS R4000 (32-bit clocked at 333MHz)

    The Nintendo DS uses two CPUs: the ARM946E-S (32-bit clocked at 67MHz) and the ARM7TDMI (32-bit clocked at 33MHz)

    The GBA uses the ARM7TDMI (32-bit clocked at ~16MHz)

    Dave
     
  4. thingmaker3

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    My old iPaq has an Intel Bulverde PXA270. Not that I notice, mind you - I had to look it up.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Mel_3

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    Anybody know what processor is in the Leap Frog Leapster & their other units ?
     
  6. boff1

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    My Dell x50 uses an Arm processor
     
  7. funa

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    Mostly ARM cores.
     
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