Intel launches Atom CE5300 media processor
Over the last few years Intel Atom chips have shown up in dozens of netbooks, a handful of tablets, and a few prototype smartphones. But Intel doesn’t just reserve the Atom name for low power computing devices. There are also Intel chips designed for televisions, set-top-boxes, and similar devices.
Now Intel is updating its media processor lineup with the introduction of the Intel Atom CE5300 Media Processor, code-named Berryville.
It’s a 32nm dual-core processor with support for hyperthreading and virtualization. It can handle hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics and supports H.264 video.
Intel is targeting internet-connected televisions and set-top-boxes with the new chip, but also sees it powering residential gateways for features such as multi-room DVRs or VoIP internet telephony.