Intel announces chips and software supporting IoT
Intel Corporation has announced availability of chips for Internet of things (IoT) applications. Intel's Quark SoC X1000 and Atom processor E3800 are now tuned for Internet of Things applications such as intelligent gateway with software support from McAfee and Wind River.
The new Intel Quark SoC X1000 product family is integrated with features such as error-correcting code (ECC) for security enhancement, and also designed to withstand industrial temperature ranges. 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.
Intel Atom processor E3800 product family is enhanced with improved media and graphics performance, ECC, industrial temperature range, integrated security and integrated image signal processing. This product family is suggested as ideal for digital signage applications such as interactive kiosks, intelligent vending, ATMs and point-of-sale terminals as well as portable medical devices and in-vehicle infotainment systems.
On the software front, Intel is leveraging the software from its own companies McAfee and Wind River to help in connecting legacy systems and provide common interfaces and seamless communication between devices and the cloud. The software from McAfee and wind River is utilised to ensure that the data generated by devices and existing infrastructure can be shared securely between the cloud and intelligent devices for analysis.
Intel is offering pre-validated hardware and software, including McAfee Embedded Control and the Wind River Intelligent Device Platform for developing intelligent Gateway systems. Intel solution is suggested for applications where data need to be gathered, filtered and shared from the edge to the cloud in areas such as monitoring high-value industrial assets, facilitating manufacturing automation, energy grid automation, and commercial fleet monitoring.
The first set of intelligent gateway solutions based on Intel Quark SoC X1000 and Intel Atom processor E3800 product familyfor expected to be available in the first quarter of 2014.