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Intel Brings a New 64 bit Processor To Android Named Merrifield
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Intel Brings a New 64 bit Processor To Android Named Merrifield



Stuart Parkerson Stuart Parkerson in Mobile Tech Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Intel is expanding its footprint in mobile with several announcements released at the Mobile World Congress. From a hardware standpoint, Intel announced its Merrifield 2.13GHz Intel Atom processor Z3480 for Android smartphones and tablets. The 64-bit ready processor is based on Intel's 22nm Silvermont micro architecture and features a PowerVR Series 6 Graphics IP core from Imagination Technologies and is designed for pairing with the Intel XMM 7160 LTE platform.

Merrifield is the first Intel Atom SoC to feature the new Intel Integrated Sensor Solution, which manages sensor data to keep applications smart and contextually aware even when the device is in a low-power state. Intel expects Merrifield-based devices to launch beginning in the second quarter. Intel also disclosed new details on its next-generation 64-bit Intel Atom processor, code-named "Moorefield" for devices expected to be available in the second half of the year. 

Building on the Merrifield feature set, Moorefield adds two additional Intel architecture (IA) cores for up to 2.3GHz of compute performance, an enhanced GPU and support for faster memory. Moorefield is optimized for Intel's 2014 LTE platform, the Intel XMM 7260, which the company also introduced. Now certified to run on 70 percent of LTE networks worldwide, the 7160 is expanding to connect a range of products spanning smartphones, tablets, 2 in 1s, Ultrabook systems and more. 

Customers currently shipping or planning to launch devices featuring Intel's LTE platforms include Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung. Intel’s mobile enterprise offerings are being expanded with its Device Protection Technology (Intel DPT) which protects consumers against malware and allows enterprise customers to separate personal and corporate data on Intel-based Android devices. 

Device management providers including AirWatch, Citrix and McAfee will provide manageability extensions for devices with Intel DPT later this year. Intel expects tablets featuring Intel DPT will begin shipping later this year from leading OEMs including Dell. The company also announced the Intel Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel INDE), a beta productivity suite for devices running on both Android and Microsoft Windows. Intel also introduced the Intel System Studio 2014 for embedded and systems development and the Intel XDK developer tool for HTML5-based apps. 

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