Intel gives their Atom C2000 a longer half life
Subject: General Tech | April 28, 2017 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: c2000, atom, Intel, Avoton
Intel have released a new C0 stepping of their Avoton based Atom C2000 series, which have been dying off at an alarming rate thanks to a flaw in the chip's low pin count bus clock outputs. The chips are found in the Synology DS1815+ series as well as in Cisco routers, Dell servers and a variety of other products; the flaw in the LPC clock bus would cause them to enter a state in which a reboot would be fatal. Intel has offered a patch for the motherboards of devices using these chips for a while and have now released new versions of these chips which do not suffer from the same problem.
The Register accumulated a longer list of devices that could be at risk and technical details on the nature of the flaw here.
"Intel finally has reworked its flawed Atom C2000 chips, which have been failing at a greater-than-expected rate for about a year and a half."
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