Connecting the Ultra-Mobile Universe with Moorestown

Revolutionizing the ultra-mobile segment of Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and the future of smart phones, Intel’s next-generation Intel® Atom™ processor, codenamed Moorestown, made a larger-than-life splash at this year’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

Intel Fellow and Chief Platform Architect for the Ultra Mobility Group, Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar showcased the technology’s highlights including:

– Extended battery life, running the full Internet with ultra-low power designs

– Access to the full Internet

– Always-on connectivity

Supporting a host of mobile devices, Intel’s Moorestown offers 3G, WiFi, and WiMAX options-100% compatibility at the application level with Linux for PC-exceptional media performance-while enabling smartphone form factors. And Moorestown reduced its board size at least 2x from previous generation Menlow, while decreasing its standby power up to 50%. With an idle power similar to current smartphone levels, this generation is offering serious computing power in the palm of your hand.

Based on 45nm high-k SoC process technology, Moorestown incorporates Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) for high performance along with OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.0 graphics, making it an incredibly robust platform for mobile devices. Moorestown also offers Intel® Burst Performance Technology (Intel® BPT) for additional performance, taking advantage of thermal headroom and reduced system frequency, while saving consumed CPU and platform energy.

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