Intel Atom SOC Roadmap For Tablets and Smartphones Leaked – 14nm Airmont and Goldmont Based Chips Detailed

Intel Atom SOC Roadmap For Tablets and Smartphones Leaked – 14nm Airmont and Goldmont Based Chips Detailed

The latest Intel Atom SOC roadmaps have been leaked
detailing the upcoming 14nm chips for both tablets and smartphones
devices. It is known for a while that Intel’s next generation Atom
architecture would be the 14nm based Airmont which will replace the 22nm
based Silvermont cores but the roadmap has also listed Intel’s future
Goldmont architecture that will arrive in 2015.

Intel Atom SOC Roadmap For Tablets and Smartphones Leaked

The Intel Atom SOCs would be available in a range of different
devices that include High-End tablets, Mainstream Android Tablets,
Performance Smartphones and the entry level Android Tablets and
Smartphones. Based on the 14nm architecture, both Airmont and Goldmont
will offer several performance and power enhancements due to the new
architectural design.

The Intel Atom 14nm Airmont will be integrated for various form
factor devices. Starting with Tablets, the cores would be featured
inside the upcoming Cherry Trail SOC which feature will range in both
Windows and Android powered tablets. Similar in specifications, the
different OS based tablets would feature 4 Airmont Cores and four
threads. The clock speed would be set at 2.7 GHz and would include Gen 8
graphics. The chips will be able to support LPDDR3 memory of 1 – 8 GB
(1600 MHz), DDR3L Memory (1600 MHz) or soldered BGA memory. Both
variants will support XMM 7160 M.2, 7260 M.2 WWAN and will be available
by Q2 2014. The Cherry Trail SOCs will be branded as the Z4 series while
the current Bay Trail SOCs are labeled as the Z37*0 series.

Moving on, we have the 14nm Goldmont architecture which will be
featured in the Willow Trail SOCs for high-end tablets. Featuring 4
cores and 4 threads and a yet-to-be defined clock speed, the SOC will
support Gen 9 graphics and LPDDR3 or LPDDR4 memory along with XMM 7360
M.2 WWAN. This design would be aimed towards both Windows and Android
based systems. A third variant would introduce Dual OS architecture and
would feature DDR3L/DDR4L/LPDDR3/LPDDR4/BGA Memory. This chip is
mentioned at Willow Trail MS and will be available during late 2015. On
the Android side, the Morganfield SOC will feature a 2.7 GHz clocked
Quad Core chip with Goldmont architecture, Gen 9 graphics and LPDDR3/4
memory support. Cherry Trail and Willow Trail would also end up in
several Windows tablet, Android Tablets and Convertibles in 2014 and
2015.

Android smartphones have been a boom for the tech industry and Intel
will be releasing two SOCs codenamed Francis Bay (Airmont/Moorefield
SOC/ XMM 7262) in 2014 and White Bay (Goldmont/Morganfield SOC/XMM 7360)
in 2015. Slayton SOC with Airmont or Goldmont architecture would be an
entry level offering followed by Riverton SOC with 2G/3G/4G support in
2015. These SOCs will replace the current Lexington based devices.

Performance smartphones in 2014 will be updated with the Moorefield
SOC featuring two variants, one based on Silvermont while the other is
possibly based on the Airmont SOC with LTE and Lightning Peak
controller. The 2015 Morganfield SOC will be adopted in the 2.7 GHz (4
C/ 4 T) smartphone model with Gen 8 graphics, LPDDR3/4 and Android OS.
The basic smartphones which are the budget offering will feature the
Riverton SOC with dual core Airmont based chips clocked at 1.6 GHz and
two threads. These will feature HSPA+, LTE Cat 3, TD-SCDMA, OpenGL 3.0
and LPDDR3 (800 MHz) with both Windows and Android OS support.

The first generation WWAN XMM 7260 would be rated LTE FDD 150Mbps
while second generation would be LTE FDD/TDD 300 Mbps (via Firmware
update). The WWAN XMM 7262 would be the first generation XMM 7260 with
LTE TDD 150 Mbps and TD-SCDMA. There’s also the XMM 7263 WWAN with
feature set of both 7260 and 7262 along with the Lightning Peak
thunderbolt controller which is the first low-power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
combo solution for phones and tablets.Intel Atom 14nm 10nm SOCs


Intel Braswell Atom SOC To Power High-Performance Tablets and Notebook PCs

At the developer forum in China, Intel PC chief Kirk Skaugen told
Intel employees about Intel’s hopes to help Google grow its Chromebook
and Chromebox business as well. Chromebook, as we know is a growing
sector of the notebook market. The notebooks run Google’s Chrome OS and
are generally cheaper than $ 400. Intel also claimed that the chip will
now boost the notebook designs of Chromebook to 20 in 2014 from four
previous year. The move might also be aimed at attracting more
manufactures to manufacture the Chromebook. We can also expect better
power efficiency and a significant power boost from Braswell as well.
This is due to the shrinkage in its architecture. It will therefore be
able to power budget laptops and desktops much effectively. The chip
will also make use of the Intel Iris. The SoC design, Intel claims will
reduce the overall size of the final product as well as the number of
supporting chips required.

Intel Atom SOCs Roadmaps (Courtesy of 3DCenter Forums):

Intel Atom Android Smartphone Roadmap Intel Atom AP Roadmap Intel Atom Entry Level Roadmap Intel Atom FES Roadmap Intel Atom FFRD Roadmap Intel Atom Roadmap Smartphone Intel Atom Tablet Roadmap Intel Atom LTE

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