Latest in Atom

Image credit:

Intel's latest Atom chips are meant for all of your connected devices

136 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Intel's latest Atom processors aren't just for phones and tablets -- they're going to show up in many of the other devices you own before long. The chip maker has unveiled a new version of its Atom x3 (aka SoFIA) that's designed to run Internet of Things gadgets, such as smart appliances and outdoor sensors. They have built-in 3G or LTE data to stay online, and they're tough enough to survive extreme temperatures that would faze regular silicon. Unsurprisingly, these processors are made with Linux and Android in mind. There's no word from Intel as to which companies are using the new x3, but you'll definitely have to be patient. The developer kits don't start shipping until the second half of the year, so you probably won't see a truly wide range of Atom-powered gear until 2016.

Richard Lai contributed to this article.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
136 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Apple TV+ adaptation of 'Foundation' will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace

Apple TV+ adaptation of 'Foundation' will star Jared Harris and Lee Pace

View
Snap continues to add new users

Snap continues to add new users

View
Google wants to be your guide to Champions League soccer

Google wants to be your guide to Champions League soccer

View
Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles

Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles

View
Facebook's version of political neutrality isn't neutral

Facebook's version of political neutrality isn't neutral

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr