Via releases 1.5 GHz Eden processor for fanless computers

Via today announced new low-power versions of its Eden processor family. The new CPU's, a ULV 1 GHz chip and a 1.5 GHz part, will consume only 3.5 and 7.5 watts, respectively, and allow system builders to create fanless embedded computer designs. Via claims that idle power consumption of the new processors is just 0.5 watts.

The chips integrate MMX, SSE2 and SSE3 instruction set as well as 128 kB of both L1 and L2 on-die cache. Standard features also include Via's proprietary PadLock security technology, which, according to the company, can be enabled within applications to provide military-grade protection of business or personal information.

Via said that both new Eden processors are shipping now. Pricing of the CPUs has not been announced.