Intel unveils new Atom processor family to address Internet of Things needs

Intel is now supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) trend by offering new products including the Intel Atom processor E3800 product family for Intel Quark SoC X1000.

Atom processor E3800, formerly codenamed “Bay Trail-I” is a new family of intelligent gateway solutions featuring integrated and pre-validated hardware and software, including McAfee Embedded Control and the Wind River Intelligent Device Platform.

The Internet of Things consists of a wide range of Internet-connected devices, from a simple pedometer to a complex CT scanner. The true value in the Internet of Things is realized when these intelligent devices communicate and share data with each other and the cloud, uncovering information and actionable insight that can transform business.

The new family of gateway solutions is designed to enable intelligent devices, end-to-end analytics and connecting legacy devices to the cloud to drive business transformation.

McKinsey Global Institute reveals that the number of connected machines has grown by 300 percent over the past five years, due largely to the transformational power of IoT technologies and their ability to drive greater efficiency in the estimated $36 trillion spend in operating costs in affected industries.


Intel processor solution addresses the several challenges faced by customers dealing with connected devices. There are increased fragmentation, interoperability and security challenges. Intel offers a scalable roadmap of products to power devices at the edge of the network, from the energy-efficient Intel Quark SoC to the high-performance Intel Xeon processors.

With more than 85 percent of today’s devices based on existing legacy systems, a significant need exists for an interim step to address interoperability instead of replacing all existing infrastructure, Intel said.

The low-power, small-core Intel Quark SoC X1000 features error-correcting code (ECC), industrial temperature range and integrated security. ECC delivers a high level of data integrity, reliability and system uptime for equipment required to run at all times, while industrial temperature range helps meet the requirements for industrial control and automation applications.

The Quark processor core is a 32-bit, single core, single-thread, Intel® Pentium® instruction set architecture (ISA) compatible CPU operating at speeds up to 400MHz.

The new Intel Atom processor E3800 product family features improved media and graphics performance, ECC, industrial temperature range, integrated security and integrated image signal processing. These features help reduce time-to-market, accelerate data intensive applications and reduce energy consumption.

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