Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2008 to Include Presentation on 45nm Core 2 DTS Specificationby Kris Boughton on August 14, 2008 1:00 PM EST
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We met with Intel today and have some interesting IDF (Intel Developer Forum) 2008 news. IDF is scheduled this year for August 19 - 21 in San Francisco. It is shaping up to be an exciting event for those tech geeks like us as X58/i7, Larrabee, and System on Chip (SoC) technologies will be discussed in detail among other things. We learned this afternoon that full disclosure of Intel's existing 45nm processor Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) specification will be presented on Day 3. This 50-minute technical presentation on DTS (course #TMTS001) will start at 1:40 pm. A complete schedule of events can be found by visiting Intel’s official IDF website.
Benson Inkley, a senior power/thermal engineer with Intel, is prepared to address nearly every aspect of DTS functionality for the attendees. However, perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of his presentation will be the first-ever public disclosure of the maximum Tjunction value for all Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme desktop processors built on current 45nm-process technology.
Armed with this information, seasoned application developers and amateur coders alike will finally have everything they need to implement the most accurate, real-time core temperature display tool possible. We discussed this topic in our Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 review back in March 2008, except our discussion left quite a few unanswered questions flapping in the breeze. Come next Thursday, anyone walking out of Mr. Inkley's technical session will have all the knowledge needed to lay any longstanding DTS questions to rest.