Intel Inside Tablets Announced with Intel Technology Partners/Resellers Nationwide

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Sep 23, 2013
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Press Release – Intel Pakistan today announced a range of ecosystem and enabling efforts that will further accelerate the company’s presence in mobile devices and help usher in new devices and richer experiences with Intel Inside.
The announcements include support from OEMs for new dual-core Atom™ SoC (“Clover Trail+”) platform Android* tablets.

“Today’s announcements build on Intel’s growing device portfolio across a range of mobile market segments,” said Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan. “In less than a year’s time we have worked closely with our customers to bring Intel-based tablets to market. Looking forward, we will build upon this foundation and work closely with our ecosystem partners, across operating systems, to deliver the best mobile products and experiences for consumers with Intel Inside.”

Enabling Mobile and Tablet Devices with Intel Inside

Intel today announced an expansion of its ecosystem enabling efforts to deliver new device and market innovations across a range of Windows*- and Android*-based mobile devices.

Intel platform and enabling programs have been the foundation of OEM and ODM innovation for decades. The new program will focus on accelerating time to market for leading-edge mobile devices based on Intel® architecture with top OEMs and ODMs. The program will focus first on tablets, followed by phones, providing pre-qualified solutions with simplified building blocks to scale designs quickly for mature and emerging markets. The Atom Processor Z2580 codenamed “Clover Trail +”, Z2460 codenamed “Medfield” and the company’s 22nm Atom SoC Z3000, codenamed “Bay Trail,” will be the starting foundation for the effort. Atom Z3000 (Bay Trail) processor based tablets will become available in Q4, 2013

Atom Z3000 SoC Platform (“Bay Trail”)

The “Bay Trail” family of processors is based on Intel’s low-power, high-performance micro architecture “Silvermont,” announced in May 2013. This is the company’s first mobile multi-core SoC and its most powerful offering1to date for tablets and other sleek mobile designs. It delivers a fast and fluid experience and a powerful balance of performance, battery life3, graphics and rich features.

The family of “Bay Trail” SoCs provides a wide range of options for Intel’s customers by enabling one hardware configuration that supports both Windows 8*and Android*, ultimately offering people broader choice of form factors at arrange of price points that meet the varied needs of consumers and business users.

“What we have delivered with our Bay Trail platform is an incredibly powerful SoC that delivers outstanding performance, long battery life3, and a great experience for the way people use these devices. We are working hand in hand with the local ecosystem which is part of why this an incredible leap forward,” said Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan. “The tablets currently available by resellers with Clover Trail+ or Medfield processors as the foundation, carry the PTA type approval. Our partners are bringing a wide variety of options such as 7, 10 and 11 inch SKUs at a range of prices to delight consumers, business users and IT managers nationwide. The SKUs are available with both Android and Windows8 operating systems”.

To bring this level of performance to a processor aimed at mobile devices, Intel developed a new platform that solves the contemporary technology challenges people have today, including the ability to multitask, the need for prolonged battery life and enhanced graphics, and the ability to have a more productive, enjoyable mobile experience. Video content and B-roll featuring Intel executives and developers on the making of Bay Trail and supporting images are available at intel.synapticdigital.com.

Atom Z2580 SoCPlatform (Clover Trail+)

Intel’s new Atom™ processor platform (“Clover Trail+”)deliversperformance with low-power and long battery life3.The product brings Intel’s classic product strengths, including outstanding performance that lets you enjoy smooth Web browsing, vibrant, glitch-free,full HD movies, and an Android* applications experience that launches fast and runs great.

The platform’s 32nm dual core Intel® Atom™ Processors — Z2580, Z2560, Z2520 — are available in speeds up to 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz and 1.2GHz, respectively. The processor also features support for Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, supporting four simultaneous application threads and further enhancing the overall efficiency of the Atom cores.

The integrated platform also includes an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator engine with a graphics core supporting up to 533MHz with boost mode, and delivering up to three times the graphics performance1 for rich 3-D visuals, lifelike gaming and smooth, full 1080P hardware-accelerated video encode and decode at 30fps.

“Our second-generation product delivers double the compute performance and up to three times the graphics capabilities1, all while maintaining competitive low power,” Siraj said. “As we transition to 22nm Atom SoCs later this year, we will take full advantage of the broad spectrum of capabilities enabled by our design, architecture, 22nm tri-gate transistor technology, and leading-edge manufacturing to further accelerate our position.”

The Atom Z2580 platform brings advanced imaging capabilities, including support for two cameras, with a primary camera sensor up to 16 megapixels. The imaging system also enables panorama capture, a 15 frame-per-second burst mode for 8 megapixel photos, real-time facial detection and recognition, and mobile HDR image capture with de-ghosting for clearer pictures in flight.

The platform is also equipped with Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel IPT)4, helping to enable strong, two-factor authentication for protecting cloud services such as remote banking, e-commerce, online gaming and social networking from unauthorized access. Since Intel IPT is embedded at chip-level, unlike hardware or phone-based tokens, it can enable more secure, yet user-friendly cloud access protection.

With WUXGA display support of 1900×1200, the platform will also enable larger-screen Android* tablet designs. It also includes support for Android* 4.2 (Jelly Bean), Intel Wireless Display Technology5,HSPA+ at 42Mbps with the Intel® XMM 6360 slim modem solution, and the new industry-standard UltraVioletTM Common File Format.
Some of the customers announcing support for “Clover Trail+” platform for phones and tablets include ASUS*, Lenovo*, and ZTE*.

Atom Z2460 SoC Platform (Medfield)

The Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 platform, formerly code-named “Medfield,” was specifically designed for smartphones and tablets, and delivers leading performance with competitive, energy efficiency.
The 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor Z2460 uses Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to provide increased performance and system responsiveness to meet the requirements for today’s advanced mobile technology. This processor includes the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator for 3D graphics and immersive HD video experiences. Combined with advanced optimization focused on low-power, the Intel Atom processor Z2460 enables competitive battery life.

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