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Intel CPU Datasheets - "Embedded Options Available" what does it mean?

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  1. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    I was looking at different Intel mobile i5 CPU's and there is a field on the datasheet that says "embedded options available". Many have a "no" and only a few have "yes". What does this option mean and is it important?
     

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    Embedded, as in soldered to the mainboard. BGA(Ball Grid Array) opposed to PGA(Pin Grid Array). BGA would not be upgrageable without alot of difficulty. PGA/non embedded is a better option
     
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    http://community.edc.intel.com/t5/N...e-Decoder-amp-Quick-Reference-Guide/bc-p/1377

    Thought someone would say that, believe you are wrong my freind;)
     
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    :eek: Whoops me :eek: :eek:
     
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    Longer life cycle support? What does THAT mean? Just that it's a CPU they intend to build longer than others?
     
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    Typically Intel will give you a minimum 7 year life cycle with an embedded version of a processor. This includes the ability to buy for that long, and get technical support from engineering as well. These are used in more industrial designs versus consumer grade designs.
     
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