Intel Tunnel Creek Atom SoC debuts

Intel Plans New Intel® Atom™ Processor-based System-on-Chip; Unveils Car, Telecom Wins in China

Intel CTO Rattner Outlines Research Challenges in Home, Car and Network Energy Consumption


  • Intel unveils arriving “Tunnel Creek” System-on-Chip (SoC) for IP phones, printers and in-vehicle-infotainment systems for cars
  • China carmaker HawTai skeleton to incorporate Intel Atom processor and MeeGo program in destiny in-vehicle-infotainment platform
  • Intel partners with China Mobile; additional telecom companies adopting Intel processors for subsequent era networks
  • Intel Labs shows off new intelligent electrical sensor and home appetite dashboard that can learn and arrangement how homes and businesses devour appetite in real-time


“We’re auxiliary closely with internal companies in China to yield smarter and improved connected computing solutions for cars, homes, businesses that yield infrastructure to appetite a some-more mobile and faster Internet experience.”
Two Intel executives currently summarized a latest Intel system-on-chip (SoC) products for embedded applications and described new investigate to concede homes and tiny businesses to improved use and conduct energy. The stirring SoC product comforts an Intel® Atom™ processor core that, for a initial time, will let other companies emanate PCI Express*-compliant inclination that directly bond to a chip, that offers new coherence for embedded applications.

Intel also highlighted work with HawTai*, a vital Chinese automobile builder that skeleton to use Intel Atom processors and MeeGo* program for their in-car infotainment systems. In addition, China Mobile*, a world’s largest wireless telecommunications company, will adopt Intel chips for targeted platforms powering a wireless networks.

“Intel is committed to concentration a technologies on innovative new applications in China,” pronounced Doug Davis, corporate clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Intel’s embedded and communications group. “We’re auxiliary closely with internal companies in China to yield smarter and improved connected computing solutions for cars, homes, businesses that yield infrastructure to appetite a some-more mobile and faster Internet experience.”

Davis disclosed sum on a destiny Intel product code-named “Tunnel Creek” during his speech. This SoC for embedded applications, such as in-vehicle-infotainment and IP media phones, will use a customary interconnect to a processor. The rarely integrated SoC combines an Intel Atom processor core, a memory controller hub, graphics engine and video engine into one chip.

The chip will also capacitate companies to bond their possess custom-built silicon to a Intel chip as prolonged as it is a PCI Express compliant. The coherence in this rarely integrated one-chip resolution helps revoke check of materials and saves on residence genuine estate for embedded applications.

China Wins in Cars, Telecom

Davis also welcomed an executive from vital Chinese automobile manufacturer, Rongcheng HawTai Automobile* to join him on stage. HawTai announced that a new B11* oppulance sedan will incorporate a Intel Atom processor and open-source MeeGo program height in a in-vehicle-infotainment systems.

“With an infotainment resolution that utilizes a Intel Atom processor, we are leveraging a timeless and latest Internet technologies, and re-using existent program that has been grown on MeeGo formed Linux platform,” pronounced Mr. Wang Dian Ming, clamp authority of HawTai Automotive. “It saves us focus growth costs, and enables new services to be introduced quick with high reliability.”

As some-more computers and PC-like inclination bond to a Internet, telecommunications companies are seeking ways to some-more well and cost-effectively accommodate flourishing network demand. Davis summarized Intel’s prophesy of requesting a IT industry’s discriminate and cloud indication to a telecom attention by consolidating network workloads on a singular architecture. He pronounced worldwide telecom leaders are endorsing Intel design for targeted platforms in their subsequent era infrastructure, including Alcatel-Lucent*, Ericsson*, Hauwei* and ZTE*.

On stage, Dr. Cui Chunfeng, manager of wireless investigate labs, dialect of wireless communications, China Mobile Research Institute discussed how a largest wireless association in a universe will partner with Intel in building a subsequent era wireless network infrastructure to assistance pierce China Mobile into a ‘compute and cloud’ model.

“China Mobile has been researching a new Radio Access Network design that is dictated to yield a broadband wireless network a advantages of universe category appetite efficiency, reduced sum cost of ownership, and high performance, while carrying a coherence to allot infrastructure resources to varying network bucket conditions,” pronounced Dr. Cui. “To accomplish this prophesy we wish to implement Intel design in a subsequent era infrastructure, and daub into a flexibility, scalability and quick rate of creation of regulating a software-defined architecture.”

Personal Energy Management

Following Davis on stage, Intel Chief Technology Officer and handling executive of Intel Labs, Justin Rattner, discussed how smarter record during home and during work can revoke and improved conduct appetite consumption. Rattner pronounced a company’s idea is to request Intel record in ways that commission consumers and tiny businesses to make improved appetite choices.

“Consumer empowerment is critical,” pronounced Rattner. “Individual consumers contingency have a information, collection and incentives to preserve wanting appetite resources, minimize their CO impact and keep their appetite budgets underneath control. If we can make appetite some-more personalized with real-time information and offer visible collection that rivet whole communities, it will lead to profitable changes in function and save towering amounts of energy.”

Researchers during Intel have invented a new wireless device to make a collection of appetite information easy and inexpensive for consumers. The experimental, low-cost sensor need usually be plugged into a residence wiring to instantly magnitude and wirelessly news a appetite expenditure of any electrical bucket in a home. The record could be simply deployed by consumers to investigate appetite use of inclination and appliances via a home.

Rattner also demonstrated a operative antecedent of an Intel-powered home appetite arrangement that when joined with a wireless appetite sensor, would guard performance, suggest solutions for some-more fit usages, set goals, and prerogative success. The span of inclination forms a heart of a personal appetite government complement that could assistance a U.S. domicile save adult to $470 per year in electricity costs. Given that a U.S. has 113 million households, a intensity assets is over $50 billion a year. If usually one percent of U.S. households were to comprehend this savings, it could revoke annual spark final by 371,000 tons and revoke CO emissions by 2.4 million metric tons, or a homogeneous of holding 535,000 cars of a road. Intel’s CTO went on to report how to urge personal appetite government of electric cars. He pronounced as a volume of electric cars increase, aria will be placed on a internal electric grid during night when many are recharging. Intel Labs is looking during how to improved coordinate charging times to revoke rise loads, that would revoke a need to ascent internal electrical placement comforts and save poignant amounts of money.

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