Atom renews itself to conquer phones and tablets

Atom renews itself to conquer phones and tablets

Intel’s bet for the mobile devices market is presented. Known by the code name Moorestown, the new platform based on the Atom Z6 series wants to gain share among smart phones and «scale» to the mobile phone segment. tablet, areas where the manufacturer – unlike computers – will have to deal with multiple rivals.

The system includes Atom Z6xx processors, the Platform Controller Hub MP20 and a dedicated Mixed Signal IC (MSIC). Processing speeds vary between 1.2GHz and 1.9GHz.

According to Intel, chips support various technologies, such as Wi-Fi, 3G / HSPA and WiMAX, and different operating systems, including Android, Meego and Moblin. There is also space to address applications such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight or Skype.

Among the characteristics of the new platform, the manufacturer highlights low consumption, a precious detail in the mobile market and which, according to the manufacturer, «will allow a Blackberry type terminal to offer ten days of autonomy in stand by«.

Low consumption adds up to income, which can be seen «in the speed with which Web pages are downloaded», for example.

Intel ensures that the platform is ready for a large number of high-end mobile devices, «allowing for a PC-like experience, with Internet access, multitasking, quality graphics and advanced services such as video conferencing».

The platform is already present in LG’s Aava, a smartphone 3.8 inches with a 1.5GHz Atom, and an OpenPeak tablet.