NAS units targeting home consumers have traditionally been underpowered in terms of hardware as well as firmware features. Low power, reduced cost and media-centric features are primary requirements in this area. Despite being loath to participate in this market segment, Intel decided to jump into the fray due to the explosive growth potential. The EvanSport Atom-based SoC platform was launched in March 2013 to cater to this market segment. Better known as Berryville (its tag in the set-top-box arena), this SoC integrates two Atom cores (based on the Bonnell microarchitecture) along with a bunch of media-centric features as well as I/Os to make it suitable for the NAS market. Read on to find out how the Thecus N2560 (one of the first EvanSport-based NAS...
At the end of this morning's keynote at IDF 2010 intel announced the Atom Processor E600 series. It's a Moorestown-like SoC designed for embedded applications. It's pretty obvious what the...26 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2010
Dell just demonstrated its upcoming 10-inch Inspiron Duo convertible netbook/tablet. Based on the dual core Atom N550 the Inspiron Duo runs Windows 7 Premium. The system can work as...13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010
Earlier this year Intel unveiled its Moorestown architecture, branded as the Atom Z600 series for smartphones and handhelds. Moorestown focused on a significant reduction in idle and active power...13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010
When I wrote my first article on Intel's Atom architecture I called it The Journey Begins. I did so because while Atom has made a nice home in netbooks...68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2010
You're not seeing double: what we have for review today are the Acer and Gateway netbook "twins". At their core, these are virtually identical 10.1" Pine Trail netbooks, with...17 by Vivek Gowri on 4/28/2010