Intel introduces its first LTE solution with Bay Trail SoC for tablets
Intel steps up in Computex 2013, the chipset manufacturer announced a new quad-core System-on-Chip (SoC) for tablets. The new chipset is codenamed as Bay Trail and it is based on 22nm Silvermont microarchitecture. Along with the new chipset, the chip manufacturer also introduced its first 4G-LTE multimode solution which works with the newly announced Bay Trail chipset.
The new Bay Trail SoC for tablets are having quad-core processing power, the company claims at the keynote that the new chipset will provide high-end graphics and more than two times the CPU performance than the current generation. The chipset is designed to provide efficient battery life for over 8 hours against single charge of 30Wh battery and furthermore, the chipset is designed to have weeks of standby time. The new Bay Trail SoC having full support for Android and Windows 8.1 platforms.
For the first time, Intel has introduced the XMM 7160 chip which is one of the world’s smallest and lowest-power multimode-multiband LTE solution. The new Intel XMM 7160 is designed to support global LTE roaming in a single SKU. The first-ever LTE solution by Intel will be available within the upcoming Bay Trail SoC for tablets.
On the part of availability of the quad-core Bay Trail SoC, Intel has stated that it will be available from the holiday season of 2013 with the starting price of $399.