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Intel Celeron ULV SU2300 dual core processor

November 4th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Intel Celeron ULV SU2300 dual core processor


The Intel Celeron ULV SU2300 is an ultra low voltage processor intended for think notebooks an netbooks with high battery life. The Celeron ULV SU2300 is clocked at 1.2 GHz and it is a two core processor. While the clock frequency is low, the performance is decent because of the two cores.

There are certain implication of designing a processor with Ultra Low VOltage. The Ultra Low VOltage means that the core power supply to the processor will be very low – as low as we can. As a result of the low voltage, the power consumption is very less and the processor produces less heat. The leads to low TDP rating. One drawback of the low core voltage is that the we can not run it at very high frequency. Running the processor at higher frequency generate electrical noise. To overcome the electrical noise we will have to increase the processor core voltage.

Built with 45 nm technology, the Celeron SU2300 has a TDP rating of just 10 Watts. The Front side bus works at 800 MHz. It does not has integrated memory controller and has 1 MB of L2 cache.


The Celeron SU2300 does not has integrated graphics, which means that the system and the notebook designers will have to integrate a discrete component for the graphics.

For those interested in the die level data, the Celeron SU2300 has a Die size of 107 square mm and has 410 million transistors. Packaged in BGA956 ( 22 mm x 22 mm), the processor supports many of the advanced technologies including Intel virtualization and 64 bit instruction set.

Intel lists out the price of Celeron SU2300 as $134 at the time of writing. Some of the AMD processor can offer good competition to the Celeron SU2300 at this price.

Benchmark Results

The Super Pi 1M takes 44 seconds and the Super Pi 2M takes 103 seconds with Celeron SU2300. A decent performance for a low power and 1.2 GHz processor.

Some of the notebooks powered by SU2300 include

– ViewSonic VNB132 13.3″ Notebook
– Lenovo U150 11.6-Inch Laptop
– ViewSonic VOT125-02 PC
– HP Compaq 5310M
– Acer Aspire AS1410-2285 11.6-Inch
– ASUS UL20A-A1 Thin and Light 12.1-Inch
– Gateway EC1433U 11.6-Inch Laptop

The large number of small netbooks available with this processor, just goes on to prove the popularity of this processor among notebook manufacturers.

Resources

For a quick specification check you may like to see

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42779

If you are a hardware design engineer and need more in depth technical information, you may like to download the 98 page pdf document from the intel website

http://www.intel.com/design/mobile/datashts/321111.pdf

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