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The Atom Chips
03-04-2009, 09:02 AM,
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The Atom Chips
Intel on Monday detailed plans to push its Atom processors into devices beyond just netbooks and mobile Internet devices. The company introduced four Atom chips that will go into devices such as entertainment systems for cars, videoconferencing devices, robots and interactive kiosks, said Doug Davis, vice president of Intel’s digital enterprise group. These ultra-low-power chips can offer the rich multimedia performance and high-bandwidth Internet connectivity demanded by those devices, Davis said. The Z500-series Atom processors are integrated chips the size of a penny that draw little power and do not require fans to operate. The chips draw 2.5 watts of power or less and run at speeds of between 1.10GHz and 1.6GHz. The chips offer integrated 2D and 3D graphics and will be manufactured using Intel’s existing 45-nanometer process.
Some new markets being targeted by Intel with the new chips include entertainment systems in cars and desktop videophones. For example, the new Atom Z520PT powers an in-car infotainment system that can run video without compromising on performance, Davis said. The new chips will be available in commercial quantities in the second quarter of this year. Pricing information was not immediately available. Intel has taken a number of steps to develop integrated chips that could fit into devices such as set-top boxes and TVs. To that effect, the company said it would spend US$7 billion over two years to revamp manufacturing plants. The 32-nanometer process will also help Intel make more chips at lower costs and add efficiencies to the production process. Intel will begin producing chips with 32-nm circuitry starting in late 2009.
Source: PC World
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03-04-2009, 09:05 AM,
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The Atom Chips
I bet those chips are already being used by the military...
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