The event on devices made mobile in Barcelona undoubtedly continues to provide innovations in the sector and the manufacturer announced its first Intel processors for mobile devices at Mobile World Congress 2012.
Mobile processors took a decisive role in the development of new smartphones and tablets. Companies like NVIDIA, ARM, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments are investing heavily in bringing to market the processor faster do the best performance. As expected Intel would not be out of this competition and presented during the Mobile World Congress event plans to compete in this highly competitive segment.
Intel’s plan is to try to attract manufacturers and operators to take its processors in future releases.
The project is called Medfield and its main feature processors offer manufacturers in two ways, or in the format the original in parts or units in a formatdesign reference so they can be adapted by hardware developers. The second hypothesis became well regarded by the market mainly by the question of reducing device manufacturing costs as the company opens the possibility of creating hardware devices designed as a general and not solely on your processor.
Intel initially placed three new processors available with such features in models Z2460, Z2580 and Z2000. The Z2460 has a speed of 2 GHz and HSPA + modem Intel XMM 6260. The Z2580 for its part is the most powerful of all able to duplicate the performance of the Z2460 model and is integrated HSPA + modem Intel 7160 XMM compatible with 4G LTE networks. In turn, the Z2000 model is designed for mobile phones smartphone market entry with a speed of only 1 GHz and HSPA + modem Intel 6260.
For manufacturers who wish to obtain more quickly these new Intel intends to sell the technical design of the new chips to those concerned with the freedom to customize the hardware as they want. The British telephone operator Orange for its part has announced a smartphone in the United Kingdom under the name of Santa Clara already has the Z2460 processor of 1.6 GHz, four-inch screen with 1024 x 600 pixels, camera eight megapixel HDMI output and Near Field Communication chip. Intel plans to offer the first signs of the new processors in the second half of 2012 with the first products coming to market in the first half of 2013.