Gigabyte has just announced the J1800N-D2H Mini-ITX motherboard. With this release they join a number of companies offering Bay Trail D compatible motherboards. This board features Intel’s Celeron J1800, which belongs to the Bay Trail D family. It uses the Celeron brand name and is part of the Silvermont architecture. This low-powered SoC is designed for small systems such as HTPC setups.
We spotted at few of AMD socket FS1b motherboards at CES 2014. These motherboards are meant to support AMD’s “Kabini” APUs which have the chipset integrated into the SoC. So these motherboard have CPU sockets, memory slots, PCI-Express, display, SATA, power, and other legacy I/O interfaces. AMD has decided to rebrand this socket as AM1.
Intel has launched the all new ‘Bay Trail’ which is the name for its newly developed family of low power systems on a chip (SoC). By the end of this year, all the leading brands such as Lenovo, Dell and Toshiba will be incorporating these chips into their tablets, two in one and other mobile devices.
Intel decided to kick off this years IDF13 San Francisco by demoing their latest 14nm Broadwell CPU / SoC (System on Chip). Intel also confirmed that Broadwell processors would be shipping by the end of the year and Broadwell based laptops would start shipping in 2014.
Intel is all set to release its most powerful mobile chip to date “Bay Trail” quad-core SoC this fall, and the company has already made big promises with its next generation chips like $200 Windows 8 tablets. According to Zauba’s shipping documents, the first Samsung tablet to use this beastly chipset is shipped for testing with the reference number FTXI02W0000026 which is common for all Bay Trail devices.
AMD have presently announced few brand new APU additions to their G-Series of SOCs. Its AMD’s new GX-210JA APU, which offers a voltage of just 6W while giving an average power consumption of 3W. With such a low TDP, AMD anticipates to be able to provide power to a variety of fanless and passive systems for applications which include industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communications infrastructure and visual implanted products constituting of thin client, digital signage and medical imaging.
Intel has updated its road map with a new, low-power server chip to help it ward off competition from Calxeda and other makers of low-power chips. It seems Intel plans to take interest in the field of production it hasn’t explored befre. SoC design is mostly use to cut down power consumption and deliver a compact solution for both low and high end users. The Broadwell SoC will be manufactured with a 14nm process and targeted at the server market where power efficiency is prioritized above all.
When it comes to the processors inside most mobile devices they are going to be ARM-based processors. Intel wants to change that with their next generation Atom chip codenamed Silvermont. These new SoC (System on Chip) processors are made using a 22nm manufacturing process, offer 3 times the performance and (in some cases) will use 5 times less power as current Atom core processors.