Intel splits the Atom for digital TV and 3D

Chip maker’s 45nm processor designed for consumer electronics

Intel's Eric Kim

Intel's Eric Kim

Intel Corporation has unveiled a 45 nanometre (nm) system-on-chip (SoC) processor, ushering in a new era of communication technologies.

The Intel Atom processor CE4100 belongs to a series of media processors designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players and advanced set-top boxes.

The processor supports Internet and broadcast applications on one chip and has the processing power and audio-video components to run 3D graphics.

“Traditional broadcast networks are quickly shifting from a linear model to a multi-stream, Internet-optimised model to offer consumers digital entertainment that complements the TV such as social networking, 3D gaming and streaming video,” Intel digital home group senior vice president and general manager, Eric Kim, said.

Intel is working with Adobe to port Adobe Flash Player 10 to the series of Intel CE media processors to optimise the playback of graphics and H.264 video and enable Flash-based content on television. The companies expect Adobe Flash Player 10 for Intel media processor-cased CE devices from early 2010.

TransGaming, one of a range of companies working with Intel to advance content, services and infrastructure for connected CE devices, announced a gaming service called GameTree.tv on the back of the launch. TransGaming will offer a variety of games such as sports, action and adventure and will help the migration of existing games and development of new games based on the Intel CE platform.

The CE4100 processor can deliver speeds up to 1.2GHz but users less power hand has a smaller footprint than other processors. It is backward compatible with the Intel Media Processor CE 3100 and supports hardware decode of up to two 1080p video streams and advanced 3-D graphics and audio standards.

The consumer electronics SoC contains a display processor, graphics processor, video display controller, transport processor, a dedicated security processor and general I/O including SATA-300 and USB 2.0

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