Intel has unveiled the Intel Atom processor CE4100, the newest System-on-Chip (SoC) in a family of media processors designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players and advanced set-top boxes.
The CE4100 processor, formerly codenamed “Sodaville,” is the first 45nm-manufactured consumer electronics (CE) SoC based on Intel architecture. It supports Internet and broadcast applications on one chip, and has the processing power and audio/video components necessary to run rich media applications such as 3-D graphics.
Intel is working with Adobe to port Adobe Flash Player 10 to the family of Intel CE media processors to optimize the playback of graphics and H.264 video to enable a wide array of Flash-based content on the TV. The companies expect Adobe Flash Player 10 to be available in the first half of 2010 for Intel media processor-based CE devices.
The CE4100 processor can deliver speeds up to 1.2GHz while offering lower power. It is backward compatible with the Intel Media Processor CE 3100 and features Intel Precision View Technology, a display processing engine to support high-definition picture quality, and Intel Media Play Technology for audio and video. It also supports hardware decode of up to two 1080p video streams and advanced 3-D graphics and audio standards.