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Intel unveils the Atom CE5300 media chip

After 3 years with the CE4100, Intel has now launched its new processor CE5300

For the last few years, almost every Netbook, tablet and Smartphone has been loaded with the Intel Atom chips. But Intel doesn’t just design Atom chips for the low computing tech devices but even for other devices like televisions, set-top boxes etc.

In the latter half of 2009, Intel came up with the Atom CE4100 which for instance was used for the processor in the Boxee Box. The Atom CE4100 is a 45nm, 1.2 GHz processor which is well supported by HD and 3D video.

Intel has now decided to bring over a new processor, the “Berryville” code name for Intel Atom CE5300 Media Processor. It will also serve as an update to the processor lineup.

With the Berryville, Intel aims to target the internet-connected televisions and set-top boxes followed of the functionality to power residential gateways for features like multi-room DVRs or VoIP internet telephony.

The Intel Atom CE5300 is a dual core processor of 32nm and supports Virtualization and hyper-threading. It is being equipped such as to run hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics and also support H.264 video.  


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)