Clover Trail + Intel Inside on smartphone running Android

Smartphone with dual-core CPUs up to 2GHz supported by multi-threaded processing, graphics chip that assigns hardware to demanding high-definition video encoding, camera support up to 16Mpixel, and 15 frames per second at 8Mpixel with HDR new platform proposed by Intel to manufacturers from Barcelona.


The reason for Intel's new Atom platform known under the code name Clover Trail +, with which a well-known PC chip builds up, is re-launching smartphones and tablets, while the rivalry from ARM (with companion Nvidia and Samsung) intensifies.

In these devices, the demand remains low power consumption and battery autonomy and with Clover Trail +, Intel is determined to be able to do so. As the Mobile World Congress has argued, smartphones based on the Clover Trail + platform are so "tricky" as "the most popular Android phones today".

The capabilities of the SoC platform (which closes the entire arsenal on one chip - System on a Chip) depend on the user experience: smooth Internet browsing, seamless high-definition movie playback, fast launch and operation of Android applications .

Higher clock cycle time and hyperthreading

Intel proposes new dual-core processors Intel Atom Z2580, Z2560, Z2520, built on the integration scale of the 32 nanometers, which are still on 2GHz, at 1,6GHz and 1,2GHz, respectively. The system processor supports the so-called multi-threaded processing we've seen on the desktop with technology Intel Hyper-Threading, ie the execution of four simultaneous thread applications, expressed as an improvement in Atom's performance.

Graphics from Intel's Accelerator

As for graphics, the Clover Trail + platform includes the graphics engine Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, with a kernel that reaches 533MHz in boost mode. Thus, Intel claims to improve up to three times the performance in graphics and promises "rich 3D graphics, realistic gaming and encoding full 1080P video with hardware acceleration and decode to 30fps ".

Two cameras with more pixel, burst mode and light in the dark

The new Atom platform also provides advanced imaging capabilities, with support for two cameras, with a main camera sensor up to 16 megapixels. The imaging system also enables panoramic downloads, supports download 15 frames per second in burst mode for 8 megapixel photos, face detection and real-time recognition and image capture HDR with technology de-ghosting (images) for clearer photos on the go.

Identity engraved on hardware

Intel seems to be putting special emphasis on the safe use of smartphones in critical online services, and smart Clover Trail + mobiles will come armed with Intel Identity Protection (Intel IPT). As described by the manufacturer, this technology helps to ensure "strong two-tier authentication" when trying to access services in the so-called cloud, such as banking (remote banking), e-commerce, even online gaming and social networking to prevent unauthorized access.

Intel IPT technology will be built into level of silicon, explains the company, unlike other systems based on tokens from another hardware or phone, but cooperation is needed at the other end. In order to achieve the most secure, yet user-friendly protection of cloud access, Intel collaborates with companies such as Feitian, Garanti Bank, MasterCard, McAfee, SecureKey Technologies Inc., Symantec, and Vasco Data Security International Inc. and Visa Inc. to integrate this technology into their services.

Tablet with more inches on Clover Trail +

With support for WUXGA resolution display on × 1900 1200, The platform will also allow the design of a tablet with Android with a larger screen, says Intel. Clover Trail + also means support for the latest version Android, that is 4.2 which retains the code name Jelly Bean, the technology Intel Wireless Display which sends content wirelessly to the TV, for the standard HSPA + to 42Mbps with the Intel XMM 6360 slim modem, and the new UltraViolet Common File Format industry standard.



Asus, Lenovo, ZTE with Intel Inside

The first supporters of the Clover Trail + smartphone and tablet platform are ASUS, Lenovo and ZTE.
The Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 was introduced at CES in January of 2013 and is based on the Intel Atom Z2580 processor. The IdeaPhone is slim, just 6,9mm and has the world's first 5,5 full-definition inch screen, with 400 + pixel per inch (clarity, color rendition). K900 will be the first product on the market to be based on the Atom Z2580 processor. Lenovo plans to present the smartphone in the second quarter of 2013 in China, followed by selected international markets.

Go to 22 nanometers in 2013

Intel Vice President and General Manager of Mobile and Communications, Hermann Eul, spoke about the expansion of Intel's portfolio for mobile devices and referred to the company's future plans, saying the second generation Atom doubles computing power and tripling graphics capabilities, maintains at the same time competitively low consumption. Within 2013, Eul said, "as we move to 22nm Atom SoCs later in the year, we will take full advantage of the wide range of capabilities provided by our design, architecture, 22nm technology for tri-gate transistors and leading manufacturing capability to further accelerate our growth. "

After Clover Trail +, Intel will present a 22 nanometer-based nanometer system known as Merrifield, promising even greater performance, energy efficiency and greater autonomy on smartphones.


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