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  • intel_dividend intel_dividend Dec 8, 2012 7:11 PM Flag

    More about Red Ridge Android Tablet - Intel just got interesting

    Could CES hold a Medfield-powered Red Ridge tablet by Intel?

    FCC filing suggests the answer is 'yes'

    By Michelle Fitzsimmons 23 hrs ago

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    Intel is suddenly becoming very interesting.

    First, word got around that the chip maker might have two tablet processors to show off at CES 2013 - the Bay Trail-T and a SoC called the Valleyview-T. The chips are said to bring quad-core power, long battery lives and a whole lot of improvements that could give Qualcomm's S4 a taste of its dust.

    Now we're seeing a filing from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) containing a tiny label with a load of info.

    The 20 millimeter by 35 millimeter tag is plastered (figuratively) on a device based on Intel's Red Ridge tablet platform. Red Ridge, you might remember, is based on the company's Medfield processor.

    Medfield minefield

    Relatively little has been spoken about Medfield in recent months, and what's been said isn't entirely positive.

    Intel successfully portedAndroid 4.1: Jelly Bean to Medfield in September, meaning devices like the Orange San Diego and ZTE Grand X IN could get a sugar bump up from Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich, though that was an internal development with no commercial roll out.

    What also came to light back then was that the chip couldn't support LTE in phones, kind of a "wa-wa" in today's mobile world.

    However, Intel also said that it was planning to ship LTE products in late 2012, with deployment ramping up next year. Medfield might even push out a dual-core version to rival quad-core competitors.

    Could Medfield start the year off with a triumphant debut...possibly at a major event like, say, CES?

    The labeled device the FCC tested ran ICS and housed both Bluetooth and NFC capability. It also picked up 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.

    The filing also reveals something tantalizing: the device tested was apparently a production model, meaning a commercial unit could be ready in the next four weeks. That puts the timing squarely in CES territory.

    While we're not the gambling type, it sounds like a pretty sure bet Intel could have a Red Ridge-ready, Medfield-packing tablet to show off in Vegas next month.

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    • From my understand (someone correct if I am wrong), there was a leak earlier in the year that showed Intel had an excelerated roadmap and that Bay Trail would be available sometime in 2013. But last month there was another leak showing Bay Trail would not be available until 2014. So if latest leak is true then the techradar article is wrong and this Red Ridge tablet is probably a dual core medfield...the z2580....still should be the fastest SoC in market. If it is Bay Trail, then EVERYTHING changes!

    • ARM has no response to Intel's Bay Trail technology. None whatsoever.

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      • Is this guy wrong? He says Bay Trail for Tablets is coming in 2014.


        Intel roadmap leak outlines Bay Trail-based Atom for tablets in detail: 3D cameras, half the energy draw

        By Jon Fingas posted Nov 19th, 2012 at 3:39 PM 40

        Intel roadmap leak outlines Bay Trailbased Atom for tablets in detail 3D cameras, half the energy draw

        Intel isn't having much success keeping its upcoming Bay Trail-era Atom platform under wraps. If the previous overview leak wasn't enough, a roadmap uncovered by Mobile Geeks has just explored the finer points of the tablet-oriented Bay View-T and its Valleyview-T processors. The most surprising leap may be in graphics: while we knew the GPU core would be much faster, we're now seeing that the new Intel hardware can output to as much as a 2,560 x 1,600 display and record stereoscopic, 1080p 3D video in the event that 3D-capable tablets come back into vogue. Likewise, battery life should be rosier than you'd expect; Bay Trail-T can reach the same performance at half the power, which should lead to about two extra hours of video playback for at least some of the 1.6GHz to 2.1GHz processors in the lineup. Don't get too excited by the potential, however. If the leak is accurate, Bay Trail for tablets isn't expected until early 2014, by which point 22-nanometer Atoms will be a step behind the cutting edge.

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