Intel Plans New Atom Processor based System on chip

On the second day of Intel’s Developer Forum, the chip giant has unveiled a new system-on-chip (SoC) version of its popular Atom processor, nicknamed Tunnel Creek. The chip will be based on the upcoming Moorestown Atom chip, but will be targeting embedded devices, such as home media or in–car entertainment systems. Tunnel Creek will incorporate the memory controller and graphics core, and might even negate the need for an external chipset to handle other tasks. If needed, the design would allow partners to come up with a custom chipset that can connect to the processor, as long as they communicate using PCI-Express. While there weren’t any specific devices mentioned, Intel has confirmed it managed to get two deals in China that will be some form of its Atom processor. Are you looking forward to have an Atom SoC powering your various home devices?

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