Sunday, October 19, 2008

Intel Demos "Moorestown" for Mobile Internet Devices

Intel is demonstrating its "Moorestown" platform for the new class of mobile Internet devices (MIDs) at this week's Intel Developer Forum in Taiwan.

Moorestown comprises of an SOC, codenamed "Lincroft," which integrates the 45nm processor, graphics, memory controller and video encode/decode onto a single chip and an I/O hub codenamed "Langwell", which supports a range of I/O ports to connect with wireless, storage, and display components in addition to incorporating several board level functions. The Moorestown platforms will support a range of wireless technologies including 3G, WiMAX, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and mobile TV.

Intel expects that is will be able to reduce Moorestown platform idle power by more than 10x compared to the first-generation MIDs based on the Intel Atom processor.

"As the next billion people connect to and experience the Internet, significant opportunities lie in the power of technology and the development of purpose-built devices that deliver more targeted computing needs and experiences," said Anand Chandrasekher, Intel's senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group.

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