32nm processor enables up to 10 hours battery life
Posted:03 Jan 2012
Intel Corp. has unleashed its latest mobile Intel Atom processor-based platform that the company said is designed to provide small, compact, on-the-go computing with great battery life at an affordable price. Formerly codenamed ‘Cedar Trail,’ the device has added several new features to netbookcomputers for light productivity and Internet browsing.
The new design’s dedicated media engine enables full 1080p HD playback of videos and Blu-Ray content and includes additional digital display and output options including HDMI and DisplayPort. The integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600/3650 combined with the integrated memory controller provides enhanced performance and system responsiveness, including an improvement in graphics performance up to 2X compared to the previous generation platform.
Intel Atom processors claim to deliver a noticeably snappier, more responsive consumer experience with great battery life.
Systems based on the new Intel Atom processors may have up to 10 hours of battery life and weeks of standby, allowing for all-day use between charges, noted Intel. Additionally, Intel increased processor and overall system performance while reducing power consumption up to 20 percent compared to the previous platform, added the company.
Based on Intel’s 32nm process technology, the company incorporated features including Intel Wireless Display and Intel Wireless Music. With these, people can share videos or photos wirelessly from their netbooks to a television, or stream music through their home stereo speakers, described Intel.
Additional features such as Intel Smart Connect Technology allows users to have an instant Internet connection as soon as they open their netbook, and have email, Twitter and RSS feeds automatically updated even in sleep mode. Intel Rapid Start Technology enables fast resume from standby mode and helps conserve battery life.
The dual-core Intel Atom processor N2600 and Intel Atom processor N2800 are paired with the Intel NM10 Express Chipset and feature a small form factor package size that saves system board real estate and enables thinner netbook designs.
In addition to the mobile processors, Intel offers the Intel Atom processor D2500 and D2700 for entry-level desktop and all-in-one designs, as well as intelligent system solutions.
The platform supports a range of OS including Windows, MeeGo and Tizen.
The Intel Atom processors provide a lower thermal design power (TDP) and power management features such as Intel Deeper Sleep and Intel SpeedStep Technology that enable lower power designs, making it especially attractive for netbooks as well as intelligent systems including healthcare equipment, retail systems and entry-level digital signage, indicated the company.
The always on, always connected capabilities are also ideal for entry-level PoS systems with the ability to boot up instantly to serve customer’s at a moment’s notice.
Intelligent system designs are offered seven-year lifecycle support, as well as support for Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows XP and XPe, Windows Embedded Compact, Yocto Project and Wind River VxWorks OS.