Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Apr 2006 18:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems As expected processor licensor ARM Holdings and Handshake Solutions NV, a Royal Philips Electronics subsidiary, have developed an asynchronous processor based on the ARM9 core. The ARM996HS is thought to be the first commercial clockless processor and is being described as particular suited to use as an automotive microcontroller. Because clockless processors consume zero dynamic power when there is no activity, they can significantly extend battery life compared with clocked equivalents.
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RE[4]: somewhat dubious
by hobgoblin on Sun 9th Apr 2006 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: somewhat dubious"
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but, iirc, only in windows NT or maybe 2000 did microsoft add proper support for this. in windows 9x and older, they would just send dummy commands to the cpu when there was nothing to do...

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