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Intel announces Z510, Z520, Z530 and Z540 Atom CPUs

Apr 1 2008, 11:43pm CDT | by , in News | Notebooks and PCs

Intel announces Z510, Z520, Z530 and Z540 Atom CPUs
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Intel Corporation today introduced five new Intel Atom processors and Intel Centrino Atom processor technology for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and embedded computing solutions.

The 45nm Intel Z5xx series includes the Intel Atom processor (formerly codenamed "Silverthorne") plus a single-chip with integrated graphics called the Intel System Controller Hub that enables PC-like capabilities and long battery life in smaller devices that can fit in your pocket.
Manufacturers around the world are planning to ship Intel-based MIDs beginning this summer.

Formerly codenamed "Menlow," Intel Centrino Atom processor technology includes the company's first-ever Intel Atom processor (formerly "Silverthorne"). The processor – Intel's smallest and the world's fastest chip under 3 watts – has a thermal design power range1 of 0.65 to 2.4 watts (versus 35 watts for today's typical laptop), average power range2 of 160-220 milliwatts (mW) and idle power range3 of 80-100mW.

The Intel Atom processor (formerly codenamed "Silverthorne") will come in speeds up to 1.86 GHz, support Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology, and select SKUs will support Intel Hyper-Threading technology. These capabilities make it the fastest processor in the sub-3 watt space, enabling a rich user experience with fast Web page downloads and support for the latest Web technologies such as Adobe Flash and JavaScript.
The Intel System Controller Hub is a ground-up, highly integrated low-power solution that features advanced low-power 3-D graphics features, hardware accelerated 720p and 1080i HD video decode capabilities, Intel High Definition Audio, and a combination of PC and handheld I/O capabilities such as PCI Express, USB Host and Client, and SDIO. Intel Centrino Atom processor technology also enables manufacturers to integrate a range of wireless connectivity options, including Wi-Fi, WiMAX and cellular data.

The new Intel Atom processors promise us an exciting Summer and Fall of new cool portable devices.

The Intel Atom Z500 starts at $45 per 1000 unit pricing. The top of the line Atom Z540 with 1.86Ghz sells for $160 in per 1000 unit price.
Via the Intel site.

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