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Intel plans 25 sixth generation Core processors for IoT applications

Steve Rogerson
September 3, 2015
 
Intel is planning more than 25 products for the IoT with up to seven-year long-life supply and error correcting code (ECC) at multiple TDP levels. Retail, medical, industrial and digital surveillance, and security industries could all benefit from the sixth generation Intel Core processor improvements, which include IoT designs from the edge to the cloud.
 
In the coming months, Intel also plans to deliver more than 48 processors in the sixth generation processor family, featuring Intel Iris and Iris Pro graphics, as well as the Xeon E3-1500M processor family for mobile workstations and sixth generation Intel vPro processors for business and enterprises. Various devices across a wide range of form factors will be available now and over the coming months from manufacturers around the world.
 
The sixth generation processors are said to deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever, and support the broadest range of device designs – from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to two-in-ones and huge high-definition all-in-one desktops, to new mobile workstations.
 
Built on the Skylake microarchitecture on Intel's 14nm manufacturing process technology, the processors deliver up to two and a half times better performance, triple the battery life, and graphics that are 30 times better for seamless and smooth gaming and video experiences versus the average five-year-old computer. They can also be half as thin and half the weight, have faster wake up time, and battery life that lasts virtually all day.
 
"Sixth generation Intel Core processors deliver some of the most significant advancements in computing that we've ever seen," said Kirk Skaugen, Intel senior vice president. "New sixth generation Intel Core-based systems are more responsive than ever with enhanced performance, battery life and security. And they can enable amazing new PC experiences like logging into your computer with your face and having a personal assistant respond to your voice. The combination of sixth generation Intel Core processors, Windows 10 and beautiful new systems from PC manufacturers make this the best time ever to buy a new computer."
 
Core M processors will include brand levels Core M3, M5 and M7 processors to provide people with more clarity and choice in finding the device that best meets their needs. The Intel Compute Stick line-up is expanding to include a version powered by the sixth generation Core M processor.
 
A mobile K SKU can be unlocked to enable overclocking with even more user control, a quad-core Core i5 processor offers up to 60 per cent improved mobile multitasking, and the Xeon E3 processor family can power mobile workstations. Intel Speed Shift technology improves the responsiveness of mobile systems so people can, for example, apply a photo filter up to 45 per cent faster.
 
In addition, the Core and Xeon platforms will offer various new features and experiences. More devices will feature Thunderbolt 3 for USB type C, enabling one compact port that does it all. A user-facing or world-facing Intel RealSense camera will be available on a range of sixth generation processor-based two-in-ones, notebooks and all-in-one desktop systems, offering depth-sensing capabilities and immersive experiences that allow people to do things such as take and share lifelike 3D selfies, scan objects and print in 3D, and easily remove and change their background during a video chat.
 
The platform will also advance the company's no wires initiative to deliver what it claims will be the best experience for wireless display available with Intel WiDi or Pro WiDi. This technology allows people to share from their computer to a TV, monitor or projector without wires and dongles.
 
The sixth generation family helps optimise Windows 10 features such as Cortana and Windows Hello for more seamless and natural interaction with technology. Devices with the RealSense camera paired with Windows Hello let people securely log in using facial recognition. True Key technology by Intel Security is also available on many sixth generation-based systems to deliver a secure experience for logging into devices and web sites without the need to remember each site's password.