Intel unveils 'Atom processor N270'

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Bangalore, Oct 14: Eyeing the burgeoning market for handheld devices in India, leading chip maker Intel on Tuesday, Oct 14 announced the availability of Atom processor and reference designs for development of local platforms based in Intel architecture.

Atom processor N270, in the size of a 25 paisa coin implemented in 45 nanometer technology, is power optimised and delivers robust performance at a consumption of below 3 watts of power. The single core processor is validated with Mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset, R Ravichandran, Director (Sales), Intel South Asia told newspersons here.

He said there was tremendous opportunity for these smart solutions in the market as the number of Internet-connected devices reaches into billions, performance expectations rise and device size shrink.'' The Atom processor, which was powered by 47 million transistors, was expected to power a host of reference designs for the Indian embedded market, he added.

As part of Indian platform enabling efforts, Intel also announced two platform reference designs for India market. The embedded handheld appliance reference design was targeted at portable appliances for areas, including sales force automation, financial inclusion, inventory management and general point-of-services applications in restaurants and airports.

Indian design services companies were increasingly becoming a key part of the local embedded and communications landscape, Sanat Rao Marketing Director (Emerging Markets) of the Intel South Asia Embedded and Communication Group said.


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