| SAN FRANCISCO August 15, according to foreign media reports, Intel appears to be the smart phone market next year to launch its code-named "Medfield" next-generation Atom processor, using 32-nanometer chips challenge ARM.
InfoWorld Web site on Thursday (August 12) in the Intel Web site found a interesting document, a detailed introduction of the chip. Not surprisingly, Intel's internal police department stopped a violation of the provisions of this information. However, you can use Google's cache to view this information.
Intel is so far still trying to break into the smartphone market. A variety of chips based on ARM designs in the smartphone market now dominated. However, Intel introduced the "Medfield" chip, the situation may change. "Medfield" than Intel's current chip, code-named "Moorestown" The Atom chip is much smaller.
According to the Intel documents disclosed, "Medfield" Atom chip portfolio will be integrated into a single processor, code-named "Penwell" of the system chip. In contrast, "Moorestown" processor in addition to need in addition to code for the "Langwell" the separate input / output controller.
Intel's "Medfield" chip not only to all integrated into a smaller chip, and manufacturing process shrink from 45nm to 32nm transistors. Thus, this system will reduce the chip size to 144 square millimeters, less than the current one "Moorestown" processor and chipset combination of half the 387 square millimeters.
In addition to reduced size, the paper also said the leak, "Medfield" chip graphics performance than the "Moorestown" chips increased fourfold, and reduced power consumption and improved battery life.
Interestingly, InfoWorld claims found in the Intel Web site for more about "Penwell" system-chip information, however, this information has been removed Intel, and even Google could not find the cache information. If it is true, then the Intel Web site, another document suggests that, "Penwell" system chip speed is 1.8GHz to 1.86GHz.