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CES 2010: Intel Brings 32nm to the Masses

CES 2010: Intel Brings 32nm to the Masses

Embedded Processors and New Wireless Adapters

New Embedded Processors

Besides PCs and laptops, the new 2010 Intel Core line-up also includes 12 new processors for embedded devices such as kiosks, ATMS, digital signs, medical equipment, communications gear and industrial machines. These devices can take advantage of Intel's superb Core performance while going completely into low power mode when not utilized. Besides that, Intel also added error correcting code memory for applications that require a higher data integrity standard.

Entry-level workstations will also benefit from this new line-up with two new Intel Xeon 3400 series processors which will be paired with the Intel 3450 chipset.

Intel Core Embedded Line-Up
Processor Number Base Clock Speed (GHz) Turbo Frequency (GHz) Cores/Threads Thermal Design Power Error Correcting Code 1ku Pricing (USD)
Intel Core i7-620M 2.66 up to 3.33GHz 2/4 35W No $332
Intel Core i7-610E 2.53 up to 3.20GHz 2/4 35W Yes $332
Intel Core i7-620LE 2.0 up to 2.80GHz 2/4 25W Yes $300
Intel Core i7-620UE 1.06 up to 2.13GHz 2/4 18W Yes $278
Intel Core i5-520M 2.4 up to 2.93GHz 2/4 35W No $225
Intel Core i5-520E 2.4 up to 2.93GHz 2/4 35W Yes $225
Intel Core i5-660 3.33 up to 3.60GHz 2/4 73W Yes $196
Intel Core i3-540 3.06 n/a 2/4 73W Yes $133
Intel Core i7-860 2.8 up to 3.46GHz 4/8 95W No $284
Intel Core i5-750 2.66 up to 3.20GHz 4/4 95W No $196
Intel Xeon X3450 2.66 up to 3.20GHz 4/8 95W Yes $241
Intel Xeon X3430 2.4 up to 2.80GHz 4/4 95W Yes $189

Wireless & WiMAX

Extending the Centrino brand further, Intel will be introducing more wireless products that target a broader range of users. Three new Intel Centrino Wireless adapters will be made available and will feature advanced 802.11n multi-stream capabilities as well as dual-band support for WiFi. One of the new adapters will also come integrated with WiMAX supporting 2.3, 2.5 and 3.5GHz WiMAX bands, giving consumers up to 20Mbps of bandwidth on the go.

Besides providing connectivity, Intel will also provide the Intel My WiFi Technology which allows users to convert their laptop into a wireless hotspot.

Intel Wireless Adapters
Wireless Name Transmit Antennas Receive Antennas Spatial Streams Maximum Throughput Frequency Support
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 2 2 2 300Mbps 2.4 & 5GHz
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 3 3 3 450Mbps 2.4 & 5GHz
Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 2 2 2 300Mbps WiFi : 2.4 & 5GHz, WiMAX : 2.3, 2.5, 3.5GHz