Moorestown Drives Innovation in the Ultra-Mobile Segment

The world of mobile entertainment along with always-on Internet is exploding, as consumers and road warriors demand greater connected experiences on the go. Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and smartphones are paving the way with advanced and highly efficient audio, video, camera and imaging usages, along with premium content delivery. Driving this effort, is the Intel® Atom™ processor-the world’s smallest processor. And the next-generation is coming to us in 45nm high-k system-on-a-chip (SoC) process technology, codenamed Moorestown.

At this year’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel Fellow and Chief Platform Architect for the Ultra Mobility Group, Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar discussed the various usage models surrounding this exceptional, low-power processor that is effectively creating a big computer experience in a small and pocketable device. In volume, MIDs, handheld productivity devices, portable media players, game consoles, navigation devices, along with high-end smartphones will see an influx in the growing mobile landscape as Moorestown enables immersive experiences, such as:

- Live video streaming

- Video chat and video conferencing

- Quality picture and video clip captures along with editing capabilities

- Instant upload of pictures, video clips, blogs, and more to the Internet

- Mobile TV and video services

- Streaming audio

- Voice memo recording

- 3G, WiFi, and WiMAX options for always-on, always connected (AOAC)

Moorestown SoC process technology offers hardware accelerated HD video playback, allowing users to render video on local or external displays. Moorestown also offers support for key codecs and file containers, enabling DRM protected video playback and media frameworks with hardware acceleration. And with a strong MIDs ecosystem in place supporting Moorestown, users will encounter compelling, connected experiences with additional enabling software including Linux, Real, Adobe, Eyecon, Move Networks, Inc., Discretix, and LiveCast.

For more on Ticky Thakkar’s presentation at IDF, download the presentation (PDF 1.75MB). Moorestown_IDF.pdf

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