Intel announces plans to pair Bay Trail SoCs with new XMM 7160 LTE chip
Intel may not be one of the biggest players in the mobile world, but they are working hard to change this. Recently we reported on Intel’s acquisition of a GPS chip division that could play into their future mobile plans, but their mobile ambitions certainly don’t end there. Earlier today at Computex 2013, Intel officially revealed its XMM 7160 LTE modem, which it plans to pair with its next-gen 22nm Bay Trail Atom SoCs for tablets.
According to Intel, the new LTE chip is one of the world’s smallest and lowest-power multimode-multiband LTE chips. It’s also worth noting that the chip supports global LTE roaming.
There is currently no word on exactly when the first consumer devices will roll out with integrated LTE support, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see devices show up with the technology in time for the Holiday 2013 shopping season.
One thing is clear, Intel is seems to be on a roll in the mobile world. The big question is whether or not their recent moves in the mobile world will be enough to take on established players like Qualcomm and Nvidia.
What do you think, is 2013 the year that Intel truly makes a dent in the mobile market?
COMPUTEX, Taipei, Taiwan, June 4, 2013 – Ushering in a wave of new Ultrabook™ andemerging 2-in-1 devices that deliver a PC when you need it and a tablet when you want it, Intel Corporation today introduced its ground-breaking 4th generation Intel® Core™ Processor family.
Speaking at Computex Taipei 2013, Executive Vice President Tom Kilroy said Intel has more than 50 different 2-in-1 designs in the pipeline across a range of price points, including premium Ultrabook 2-in-1s powered by the new Intel Core processors, and other designs powered by forthcoming processors based on the company’s 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture.
“Today we deliver on the vision set forth 2 years ago to reinvent the laptop with the introduction of our 4th generation Intel Core processors that were designed from the ground up for the Ultrabook and serve as the foundation for a new era of 2-in-1 computing,” said Kilroy. “We made one of the most seismic changes to our roadmap ever to build these new Core processors that deliver the stunning performance of the PC and the mobility of a tablet in one device. The new processors power the most exciting 2-in-1 designs to-date.”
Kilroy also highlighted momentum in ultra-mobility, pointing to Intel’s next-generation 22nm quad-core and most powerful Intel® Atom™ system-on-chip (SoC; codenamed “Bay Trail-T”) yet for tablets coming this holiday, the company’s forthcoming 4G LTE multimode solution and its next-generation 22nm Atom SoC (codenamed “Merrifield”) for smartphones.
“With the new Intel Core processors introduced today, our next-generation Atom SoC for tablets and other 22nm products coming soon, the advances in Intel® architecture are accelerating the pace of innovation, enabling new experiences and powering some of the best mobile devices coming to market this year,” said Kilroy.
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