Intel Atom processor

To connect people to the internet at any time, mobile technology is making computing accessible in the mobile phones. The Intel Atom processor is a low power processor specially designed for mobile Internet devices (MIDs). The Intel Atom processor is based on an exclusively new micro-architecture designed particularly for small devices and low power, while maintaining the Intel Core 2 Duo instruction set compatibility to which consumers are habituated with when using a standard PC and the Internet. The devise also comprises support for multiple threads for better performance and improved system responsiveness. All of this on a chip that measures less than 25 mm². These new chips, previously codenamed Silverthorne and Diamondville, will be manufactured in Intel’s 45nm process with hi-k metal gate technology. The chips have a thermal design power (TDP) specification in 0.6-2.5 watt range and scale to 1.8GHz speeds depending on customer need. By comparison, today’s mainstream mobile Core 2 Duo processors have a TDP in the 35-watt range. The Intel Centrino Atom processor technology, formerly codenamed “Menlow,” includes the Intel Atom processor, a low-power companion chip with integrated graphics, a wireless radio, and thinner and lighter designs. So now this processor will be in great demand for the convenience that will be gained from this device