Saturday, July 2, 2011

Roadmap Intel to tablets and smartphones including confirmations and novelties

The roadmap of Intel platforms, about the tablets and smartphones are becoming more concrete and clear testimony to what the manufacturer considers these vital sectors for the foreseeable future. The company proposes that the current platform for the tablet is based on Atom processors and certainly not met with commercial success hoped for.

Most of these devices use chips "x86 does not" like Apple and NVIDIA Tegra A5. The first real answer will come from Intel, in fact, only the system-on-a-chip Medfield, expected in the first half of 2012, followed the even more important model Clover Trail in the second half of the year.

Both chips will consider more seriously the factor consumption that can not be relegated to secondary importance when it comes to smartphone or tablet, and hybrids between the two systems. With Medfield, Intel will use a 32nm manufacturing process to ensure a first step towards reducing fuel consumption and size in combination with superior performance.

Medfield should be a single-core processor and Clover Trail will be based on dual-core architecture: everything is still to be confirmed. It seems clear that a dual-core processor as Clover Trail could be the ideal platform for running Windows Tablet 8. The latter should come to market in the second half of 2012 (perfect timing) and offer all the necessary optimizations to the operation of touchscreen devices.

These news that Intel has systems of Serbia for the tablet and smartphone: Medfield: single core, 32nm, waited for the first half of 2012Clover Trail: Dual-Core, 32nm, expected in the second half of 2012Silvermont: new architecture Atom, 22nm expected in the 2013Airmont: 14nm, expected for 2014 Meanwhile, competitors who are fighting for more market share in the arena of the tablet, such as NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, are already talking about quad-core architecture, with the first which already plans to release later this year a chip of this kind.

What's more, Intel ARM will face on what is historically its territory having regard to the compatibility of Windows 8 with these architectures.

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