Intel has announced plans to introduce Wireless MMX2 technology to future XScale processors. MMX2 promises to improve the original MMX instruction set to offer faster multimedia handling and simplify the development of audio, video, graphics and voice applications.
The Intel Wireless MMX2 technology’s 64-bit architecture supports Single Instruction Multiple Data processing that is fully compatible with the previous generation Intel Wireless MMX technology. It features a familiar programming style that allows developers to leverage their existing code base through common tool support including assembler, debugger, intrinsics, and vectorizer tools.
The press release does not indicate which future processor generations will first benefit from this new technology.