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GREAT-Terry
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re: Intel aims for 'smart' embedded SoC
GREAT-Terry   11/15/2010 2:18:01 PM
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I think integrating MEMS is challenging but yet very interesting. Surely smart software engineers can think of many interesting applications if the MEMS sensors are really good. But why can't it be produced with MEMS-only chips and a standard protocol interfacing CPU/MCU? I think this is easier and some MEMS companies may be smarter to things right.

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re: Intel aims for 'smart' embedded SoC
jimcondon   11/14/2010 7:05:37 PM
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I agree with prabhakar_deosthali, by integrating the sensors to a software interface, Intel will be providing a platform that will allow system designers and OEMs to start solving problems with the sensors, rather than figuring out how to get them working. As these sensor become more and more prevalent, the novel usages are going amaze us.

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unknown multiplier   11/14/2010 6:25:28 AM
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What is the thinking. Product OEMs decide what the embedded chip will look like, not the chipmaker.

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re: Intel aims for 'smart' embedded SoC
Sheetal.Pandey   11/14/2010 4:42:55 AM
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Good move by Intel.

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goafrit   11/14/2010 12:06:51 AM
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Intel is going to be everything. Look at the trend: Ambiqmicro, Achronix and every major acquisition.

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re: Intel aims for 'smart' embedded SoC
resistion   11/12/2010 4:41:43 PM
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It's a lot of analog, might be too much for Intel's low voltage trend.

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R_Colin_Johnson   11/12/2010 12:53:14 PM
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The mere fact that Intel hired Vida Ilderem away from Motorola demonstrates that they are serious about SoC. She emphasized to me the need to integrate multiple sensors together too. I don't want to read too much into it, but perhaps Intel will be getting into the sensor market too--at least for their own SoCs.

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re: Intel aims for 'smart' embedded SoC
prabhakar_deosthali   11/12/2010 7:28:06 AM
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It is good to see that the Embedded chip suppliers are now moving from the raw micro controllers from providing just some rudimentary analog and digital I/O and some rudimentary serial interfaces to such smart SOCs having ready made interfaces and data capture capabilities from MEMS sensors. If these SOCs come bundled with smart BIOS which provides ready-made callable software interfaces to the applications then the creative programmers can concentrate on developing innovative applications , rather than putting their efforts into sensor interfacing, data capture and filtering techniques. If INTEL is doing something in smart Embedded SOC then definitely it will be a smart solution!



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