SAN JOSE, Calif. Drumming up some excitement at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Intel Corp. on Tuesday (March 7) disclosed the first details of its next-generation mobile platform.
The mobile technology, codenamed Santa Rosa, is said to be the follow-on to the current platform, dubbed Napa. Santa Rosa is expected to include a mobile microprocessor, codenamed Merom.
The platform also includes a graphics chipset called Crestline and an 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter codenamed Kedron.
The platform will also include Intel's NAND flash-based platform accelerator, codenamed Robson, which enables much more rapid boot-up time and power savings.
Available in the first half of 2007, Santa Rosa will use Intel's next-generation dual-core mobile microprocessor technology, based on its Core microarchitecture.
An initial version of Merom will also be available for the current Centrino Duo platform from Intel to align with the 2006 holiday buying cycle and will be socket or pin-compatible with the current version of Core Duo processors.