Demo of Moorestown Platform (Successor of Nehalem) by Intel

Intel crazily announcing the future processors has been a well known issues since long time now. Intel today(20th October 2008) announced that its architecture is well positioned to be at the core of new innovations and transformation for the new range of Internet-based applications and innovations coming up. Intel spoke about the Atom processor, the upcoming “Nehalem” processor, and the Intel “Moorestown” platform scheduled for the 2009-2010 Launch. Some information regarding the Intel Core i7 processor (launching next month) was also revealed.

Intel highlighted the progress they are making in the Mobile Internet Devices (MID) market segment with the world’s first working “Moorestown” platform demonstration.

“Moorestown” consists of a System-on-a-chip(SOC), codenamed “Lincroft,” which integrates the 45nm processor, graphics, memory controller and video encode/decode onto a single chip and an I/O hub codenamed “Langwell”, which supports a range of Input/Output ports to connect with wireless, storage, and display components in addition to incorporating several board level functions.

Intel executive Anand Chandrasekhar said, “Technology innovation is the catalyst for new user experiences, industry collaborations and business models that together will shape the next 40 years. As the next billion people connect to and experience the Internet, significant opportunities lie in the power of technology and the development of purpose-built devices that deliver more targeted computing needs and experiences.”

Chandrasekhar also put some light on the energy management of the new Moorestown platform stating that Intel is on track to reduce Moorestown platform idle power by more than 10x compared to the first-generation MIDs based on the Intel Atom processor. He also indicated that Moorestown platform will support a range of wireless technologies including 3G, WiMAX, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and mobile TV.

Chandrasekhar announced Intel’s collaboration with Ericsson for HSPA data modules optimized for the Moorestown platform. “This is one of the ways to accelerate the global adoption of a new breed of Mobile Internet Devices that provide people with more powerful, always connected Internet-based experiences.” These 3G modules are 25x30x2.x mm in size, are optimized for Moorestown power requirements and will help provide MID users with always-on Internet-based experiences. Ericsson is optimizing its module for Intel’s next-generation Moorestown platform and Moblin-based Linux operating systems. The module will work on both WCDMA/HSPA and GSM/EDGE networks worldwide.