Tablets with an Intel Z2610 (Medfield) chip to arrive in Q2 2012
Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors, has just disclosed more details about their previously-announced Medfield platform, which is the successor to the Moorestown platform. These forthcoming chips are presumably designed for tablets and smartphones and are expected to hit the market in Q2 of this year.
According to a report from Fudzilla, the first member of the Medfield family will be the Atom-based Intel Z2610 central processing unit, which apparently incorporates a Penwell SoC (system on a chip) and a PowerVR SGX540 (OpenGL 2.0) video controller capable of accelerating 2D and 3D graphics. Furthermore, the Santa Clara-headquartered company created the chip using 32nm technology and will be shipping it with built-in security engine, memory/apps protection and a remote wipe function.
The new Z2610 CPU supposedly offers support for HDMI and USB 2.0, LP-DDR2 memory, LP Audio, 1080p dual stream video decoding, up to 16MP dual cameras and Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology that enables users “to enjoy Full HD content on an external HDTV or HD monitor without the hassle of wires”.
Reportedly, the first Medfield-based tablets will become available to customers between April and late July.