Intel Shows Off Two New Smartphone Chips
Intel today announced its next-generation series of smartphone mobile processors, one aimed at low-end devices and the second targeting mid-range devices. The Z2420 is an update to last year's Z2220 and will be used in devices for emerging markets. It features Intel Hyper-Threading and speeds up to 1.2GHz; 1080p hardware-accelerated encode/decode; and the ability to use two cameras with advanced imaging features. The Z2420 packs the XMM 6265 HSPA+ modem, which supports dual-mode SIMs. The second chip, the Z2580, is an update to the Z2460 and should appear in mainstream smartphones. Intel said the Z2580 will deliver up to two times the performance benefits of the Z2460, while also offering competitive power and battery life. The chips will be available later this year.
Intel Claims LTE Modem to Deliver 1 Gigabit Speeds
Intel today announced the XMM 7560 LTE modem, a fifth-generation wireless radio that can produce broadband-like speeds in a variety of mobile devices. The XMM 7560 is manufactured using Intel's 14nm process and supports LTE Advanced Category 16 for downloads up to 1 Gbps and Category 13 for uploads up to 225 Mbps.
Intel Shows Off New Atom Processors and LTE Modem
Intel today revealed its roadmap for 2015, which includes three new Atom mobile processors called the x3, x5, and x7, in addition to a new LTE modem. The Atom x3 is a system-on-a-chip complete with a modem and is meant for volume devices.
Intel Says It Has a 5G Modem
Intel today announced next-generation modem for mobile devices, aptly named the Intel 5G Modem. Intel says the idea behind the 5G Modem is to help push the development of 5G ahead.
Intel to Merge Mobile and PC Chip Businesses
Intel plans to combine its mobile chip business with its PC chip business so it can make its mobile chips more competitive. Intel has struggled against competitors Qualcomm and Samsung when it comes to supplying processors for smartphones and tablets.