Monday, March 2, 2009

Intel Offers Specialized Atom Processor for Cars, Internet Phones

Intel announced four unique versions of its Atom processors and two new system controller hub additions to the company's "embedded" business division product line-up.

The new products for the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series include industrial-temperature options, as well as different package-size choices better suited for in-car infotainment devices, media phones, eco-technologies and other industrial-strength applications.

New target applications include automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), industrial control and automation, and media phones.

Intel said the package size and power envelope of the Intel Atom Z5xx series are ideal for the media phone, which will provide communications services over IP and easy, one-touch access to lifestyle applications such as e-mail, text messaging, weather information, YouTube, horoscopes and digital photo albums. Intel is also offering a Media Phone Reference Design that will facilitate development of hardware solutions to market. The hardware development platform includes schematics and validated software stacks.

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