> maybe Intel has some new embedded CPU's that I am not aware of
I am told that Intel sales reps are trying to sell Atom to people who are currently using XScales. This is not really a "drop-in replacement", to say the least.
Of course a lot of the XScale technology went to Marvel, who seem to be doing more with it that I had expected (though they don't seem to get much publicity). What I'm not seeing yet is a replacement for the XScale chips with PCI, or some alternative way to get a high-bandwidth connection between a processor and an FPGA; the choice seems to be e.g. PCIe, which is hard to do at the FPGA end, or some sort of slow flash memory bus.