Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona, Intel announces the new 64-bit Atom processor Merrifield.
The processor Intel Atom Z3480 at 2.13 GHz is designed for Android smartphones and tablets, which will aim for not only a significant improvement in performance, but also longer battery life, all thanks to the microarchitecture Silvermont 22-nanometer. Merrifield includes a graphics IP corePowerVR 6 series from Imagination Technologies and is the first Intel Atom System on Chip (SoC) with Integrated Sensor, a system that manages sensor data with the goal of making the best use of it even when the device is in low-power mode.
The first products that will be able to take advantage of the new chip are expected to debut in the second quarter of this year.
Moreover, Intel does not stop there, taking advantage of such an important event, it also describes the features of the new 64-bit quad-core Atom processor, named Moorefield, to which two more cores were added for a clock frequency of 2.3 GHz, and optimized for the Lte platform Intel Xmm 7260 just introduced, which should be able to achieve data transfer rates in Lte-Advanced Category 6 at 300 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink.
The American multinational corporation, which is increasingly master of the technology market, thus announces multi-year agreements with three major giants such as Lenovo, Dell and Asus who will soon present their products based on the new Intel technology.