New Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Platform for Smartphone, Tablet Push

Intel Corporation today unveiled its newest Intel® Atom™ processor-based platform (formerly “Moorestown”, PDF 202KB). The technology package provides significantly lower power consumption and prepares the company to target a range of computing devices, including high-end smartphones, tablets and other mobile handheld products. The chips bring Intel’s classic product strengths -- outstanding performance to run a comprehensive and growing number of rich media and Internet applications, a choice of software, and the ability to easily multitask -- across a number of applications, including HD video and multi-point videoconferencing.

The platform includes the Intel® Atom™ processor Z6xx Series Family (formerly “Lincroft” system-on-chip [SoC]), the Intel® Platform Controller Hub MP20 (formerly “Langwell”) and a dedicated Mixed Signal IC (MSIC), formerly “Briertown.”

The platform has been repartitioned to include the Intel Atom processor Z6xx, which combines the 45nm Intel Atom processor core with 3-D graphics, video encode and decode, as well as memory and display controllers into a single SoC design. It also includes the MP20 Platform Controller Hub which supports a range of system-level functions and I/O blocks. Additionally, a dedicated MSIC integrates power delivery and battery charging, and consolidates a range of analog and digital components.