Intel's Atom CE 4100 SoC Will Transform Internet TV (w/ Video)

Sep 25, 2009 by John Messina weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- At the IDF event, in Santa Clara, California, Intel announced the debut of their newest System-on-Chip (SoC), the Intel Atom processor CE4100. The CE4100 SoC is designed exclusively to facilitate Internet content and other services to digital TVs, Blu-ray players and other entertainment devices.

The new Atom processor is part of Intel's new family of media processors. Formerly codenamed "Sodaville," the new chip is the first 45nm-based System-on-Chip to be designed on Intel's architecture.

The CE4100 replaces Intel's former CE 3100 processor which is an older Pentium . Intel's newest Atom processor core is expected to reach speeds of about 1.2GHz and offer support for a range of industry standards.

Intel is also teaming up with Adobe to provide support for the Adobe Flash Player 10 on Intel's family of CE media processors. The new CE4100 SoC also provides MPEG-4 support, 3D graphics capability, high-end audio and can also capture uncompressed 1080p video.

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At the IDF event, in Santa Clara, California, Intel's Eric Kim (Sr. VP of Intel Corporation's Digital Home Group) commented: "The architecture of Intel media processors provides a powerful and innovative platform to showcase Flash-based applications in a vivid way. Flash Player 10 combined with the performance of the Intel media and its support for standards such as OpenGL ES 2.0 offers a compelling environment for Flash-based games, videos and other rich Web content and applications."

The chip also features an integrated NAND controller, along with support for DDR2 and DDR3 memory, which will provide a choice to developers of digital TVs and set-top boxes.

It is not certain when the Atom CE4100-based devices will reach the market, however has promised some hardware demos from its partners.

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