Intel Processors For High- And Low-End Smartphones

  • Intel processors for smartphones
  • Released in second quarter 2013
  • Most powerful Atom processors yet

Intel Corporation announced many things at CES this year including a new smartphone platform for emerging markets, a 22nm quad-core SoC for tablets, and more personal and intuitive Ultrabook devices in convertible

  • Intel processors for smartphones
  • Released in second quarter 2013
  • Most powerful Atom processors yet

Intel Corporation announced many things at CES this year including a new smartphone platform for emerging markets, a 22nm quad-core SoC for tablets, and more personal and intuitive Ultrabook devices in convertible designs.

Intel unveiled a new low-power Atom processor-based platform and smartphone reference design, targeted at the low-end smartphone market segment.

The new offering includes many features including the Intel Atom processor Z2420 with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology that can achieve speeds of 1.2 GHz, 1080p hardware-accelerated encode/decode, and support for up to two cameras, including burst mode that allows people to capture seven pictures in less than a second in 5-megapixel quality. The platform also includes the Intel XMM 6265 HSPA+ modem that offers Dual Sim/Dual Standby capability for cost-conscious consumers.

Then there is the Atom Z2580 processor platform, which is targeted at higher end smartphones. The platform includes a dual core Atom processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, and also features a dual-core graphics engine. This new platform is said to deliver up to two times the performance benefits over Intel’s current-generation solution (Intel Atom processor Z2460 platform), while also offering good power and battery life.

Also announced was the company’s next-generation 22nm Atom SoC, codenamed "Bay Trail," which is already booting and scheduled to be available for 2013. The first quad-core Atom SoC will be the most powerful Atom processor to date, said to deliver more than two times the computing performance of company’s current generation tablet offering. It will also include new improved integrated security offerings.

Intel is also bringing a low-power line of processors into its existing 3rd generation Intel Core processor family. Available now, these chips will operate as low as 7 watts, allowing manufacturers flexibility in thinner, lighter convertible designs. Currently there are more than a dozen designs in development based on this new low-power offering and they are expected to enable a full PC experience in innovative mobile form factors including tablets and Ultrabook convertibles. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook and a future Ultrabook detachable from Acer will be among the first to market.

The 4th generation Intel Core processor family enables true all-day battery life. The new systems are expected to deliver up to nine hours of continuous battery life, freeing people from some of the wires and bulky power bricks typically toted around.

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