Intel Details Next Generation "Menlow" MID, UMPC Platform
September 19, 2007 1:48 PM
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Prototype "Moorestown" MID
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Low-power is key with Intel's next generation ultra-mobile platform
Mobility is the main topic of discussion today at the Intel Developer forum. Anand Chandrasekher, Intel's senior vice president and general manager of the Ultra Mobility Group, gave the press a taste of what Intel will have to offer in the
Mobile Internet Device
(MID) and Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) device categories.
The next generation of mobile devices will be built on Intel's new
platform which will be more power efficient than the company's current
platform uses 90 nanometer
600MHz (A100) and 800MHz (A110) processors coupled with the 945GU Express chipset and ICH7U
Menlow, on the other hand, will use new 45 nanometer Hi-k low-power
processors and the
chipset. Other features included on the
platform are 802.11n wireless technology, 3G and WiMAX for extended broadband coverage.
"In the first half of 2008, Intel will take a major step to deliver what these users are looking for with our first platform designed from the ground up for MIDs and UMPCs – codenamed Menlow, which will deliver 10x lower power compared to the first UMPCs in the market," said Chandrasekher.
The small Linux-powered MIDs will be small-form factor devices with 4" to 6" touch screens. Intel envisions these devices being used for mobile Internet, music/video playback and social networking (i.e. MySpace and Facebook). Canonical founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth demonstrated a prototype MID device running a specialized version of Ubuntu Linux with Chandrasekher.
UMPCs, however, will continue to feature larger screens, QWERTY keypads and will in most cases use Windows based operating systems.
In addition, Chandrasekher also displayed future phone-enabled MID using the
(2009/2010 launch). In keeping with Intel's strive to reduce power consumption,
will is a true system-on-chip design with CPU, graphics, video and memory controller all on a single piece of silicon.
, will increase battery life an order of magnitude by reducing idle power by 10x compared to Menlow," remarked Chandrasekher.
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9/19/2007 4:20:14 PM
BTW, the device in the 2nd pic just looks ridiculous! When I first saw it I thought the second "panel" was a slide-out keypad--then I realized its all one ridiculously big screen! Who the hell has a pocket that deep??
e-penis + 6"!!
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