Intel Corporation today announced plans to accelerate the development and deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) by enabling intelligent devices, end-to-end analytics and connecting legacy devices to the cloud to drive business transformation.
In support of this effort, the company unveiled several products including the Intel ® Atom TM processor E3800 product family (formerly codenamed “Bay Trail-I”), a new family of Intel-based intelligent gateway solutions featuring integrated software from McAfee and Wind River, and new features for the Intel ® Quark SoC X1000.
“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.”
According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute* report, the number of connected machines has grown by 300 percent over the past five years, due largely to the transformational power of IoT technologies and their ability to drive greater efficiency in the estimated $36 trillion spend in operating costs in affected industries 1. As more devices become connected every day, companies face increased fragmentation, interoperability and security challenges. To address this, Intel is delivering integrated, scalable hardware and software solutions specifically designed to meet diverse market needs from devices to the cloud.A Scalable Roadmap for Intelligent Devices An end-to-end strategy requires making devices more intelligent and secure to reliably filter and manage data locally. Intel offers a scalable roadmap of products to power devices at the edge of the network, from the energy-efficient Intel Quark SoC to the high-performance Intel ® Xeon ® processors. The addition of the low-power, small-core Intel Quark SoC X1000 will extend the company’s reach into new and rapidly growing IoT markets. The new product family features error-correcting code (ECC), industrial temperature range and integrated security. ECC delivers a high level of data integrity, reliability and system uptime for equipment required to run at all times, while industrial temperature range helps meet the requirements for industrial control and automation applications. 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. The new Intel Atom processor E3800 product family features improved media and graphics performance, ECC, industrial temperature range, integrated security and integrated image signal processing. These features help reduce time-to-market, accelerate data intensive applications and reduce energy consumption. This product family is ideally suited 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.