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Intel Unveils Atom Processor E3900, A3900 Series for IoT Devices and Cars


Intel on Tuesday launched two processors in its new Atom 3900 lineup – the E3900 and A3900. The former is meant for IoT applications and wearables, while the latter is meant for smart auto apps. Intel is pushing hard to grab the connected device market by launching next generation Atom SoC that are ‘exceptionally capable of delivering on performance, processing and scalability’.

Intel’s Atom processor E3900 series will particularly focus on decentralised computing infrastructure on multiple applications and devices, also known as fog computing. The chip series is powered by quad-core processors clocked at up to 2.5GHz. The E3900 SoC series also features Intel’s 9th generation graphics engine that is said to have a 2.9 times better than the previous generation, and supports as many as three independent display screens. The E3900 series has four vector image processing units, that are claimed to provide better visibility, quality video in low light, noise reduction, colour, and detailed maintenance.
The E3900 processor series also comes with Intel’s Time Coordinated Computing Technology that coordinates and synchronises peripherals and networks inside the system on a chip (SoC) of connected devices. Intel says that ‘E3900 series is a significant step toward building a more robust IoT ecosystem.’

The A3900 processor series is aimed to power the next-generation of in-vehicle experiences. Intel says SoC will enable a complete software defined cockpit solution that includes in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The A3900 series will allow car manufacturers to employ new technologies packed in Intel’s new SoC. Intel’s A3900 series will be available only after Q1 2017 to customers.

Apart from the new SoCs, Intel is progressing further to tie up with more manufactures, OEM partners and software makers like Delphi, Hikvision, FAW, Neusoft among others. Intel recently acquired Movidius in a close to $400 million deal to boost its computer vision division. Intel has been seeing a decline in its PC sales, and hence, the company has been looking for success in other domains, such as cloud computing, data centres, IoT devices, and more.