The Intel's Quark X1000 System-on-Chip is a 32-bit, single-core, single-thread Pentium CPU with a clock of 400 MHz. Intel intends to use it, along with the Bay Trail-I architecture, for promoting the Internet of Things.
Internet of Things is a lifestyle model that Intel envisions for the future, where pretty much everything that has integrated circuits will be able to link and communicate with every other device in the house or the world via cloud.
Cloud computing is when online servers and/or data centers are used to centralize and interconnect appliances and computers in a home. It is also where games could be run, instead of having to own a powerful desktop or laptop.
The Quark SoC X1000 is Intel's solution for wearable electronic gadgets, as well as simple appliances like coffee machines and the like.
Meanwhile, the Intel Atom E3800 processor family, otherwise known as Bay Trail-I, are Celeron-series chips for embedded and industrial gadgets.
Together with the new family of Intel-based intelligent gateway solutions (complete with software from McAfee and Wind River), these new products are expected to “drive the Internet of Things.”
"The Internet of Things consists of a wide range of Internet-connected devices, from a simple pedometer to a complex CT scanner," said Ton Steenman, vice president and general manager of Intel's Intelligent Systems Group.
"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. As a leader in computing solutions from the device to the datacenter, Intel is focused on driving intelligence in new devices and gateways to help connect the billions of existing devices."
Atom E3800 CPUs have ECC (error correcting code), good media and graphics accelerators, and high integrated security and integrated image signal processing. They will be found in ATMs, point-of-sale terminals, interactive kiosks, portable medical devices, in-vehicle infotainment systems, etc.