Intel’s Atom CE 4100 SoC Will Transform Internet TV (w/ Video)
The Atom processor is part of Intel’s new family of media processors. Previously called “Sodaville”, the new 45nm chip is the first chip-based system to be designed into the Intel architecture.
The CE4100 replaces the previous Intel processor CE 3100 is an older Pentium processor. Newest Core Intel Atom processor is expected to reach a speed of about 1.2 GHz and offer support to a range of industry standards.
Intel is also collaborating with Adobe to provide support for the Adobe Flash Player 10 in Intel’s family of media processors EC. The new CE4100 SOC also provides MPEG-4, 3D graphics capability, high-end sound and video can also capture uncompressed 1080p.
In the case of the IDF, in Santa Clara, California, Intel, Eric Kim (Sr. VP of Intel’s Digital Home Group Corporation), said: “The architecture of the Intel media processor provides a powerful and innovative platform to showcase the Flash-based applications in a vivid manner. Flash Player 10 in combination with the performance of Intel processor and the media support for standards such as OpenGL ES 2.0 features a weight setting for flash based games, videos and other content web and applications. ”
The chip also includes an integrated NAND controller, along with support for DDR2 and DDR3, which will provide an option for developers of digital TVs and set-top boxes.
It is uncertain whether the CE4100 Atom-based devices to market, but Intel has promised some demos of hardware partners.