Intel unveils configurable Atom chip for embedded systems


TS Evangelist
Intel has announced the launch of its first configurable Atom-based processors, known as the E600C series, which combine an Intel Atom Tunnel Creek chip with an Altera Field Programmable Gate Array into the same package. The company says that this combined package should make it easier for OEMs to go to market with differentiated, custom-made designs, to meet the evolving needs of embedded device market segments.

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TS Enthusiast
It will be very interesting to see if Intel can compete in the ultra mobile computing environment, such as cell phones and tablets, not sure if it is a good idea to start with the Atom. Atom is an ok processor, but it was originally designed as a notebook/netbook processor. I realize this is a new model of that processor series, but I think Intel should have designed a new processor from the ground up specifically for the environment they are targeting.