Robin R. Lowther, here, Technical Marketing Engineer in the Low-power Embedded Products Division at Intel under the Embedded and Communications Group. In case you didn’t have a chance to catch my session during Tuesday’s Intel Embedded eVent, I presented on the Intel Atom for embedded applications. I know some of you had trouble logging in to the virtual trade show, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share a recap on the blog –you can also download my full presentation at the bottom of this post. The course outlines how Intel Atom fits in different embedded usage model segments like IP media phone, medical, gaming, point-of-sales, industrial control & automation, Intel Digital Security Surveillance, IVI…just to name a few.


I’ve highlighted three Intel Atom platforms, the benefits they offer and the differences between them with the goal of helping customers decide if one of these platforms would fit their application needs. First up, is the Intel Atom processors Z5xx series with Intel System Controller Hub which provides great performance per Watt for ultra low power small form factor designs. Second, Intel offers this same silicon in a larger package and offers support for select SKUs at Industrial temperature. The third platform is the Intel Atom processor N270 with Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset which offers performance per watt for entry level designs. This platform has more I/O then the other Z5xx series platforms but has a larger foot print and uses a bit more power, still a small three chip solution at low power.


For more info on the course, take a look at the .pdf attached. I’m also available to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.