Medfield WiFi & Bluetooth

Article: Medfield, Intel's x86 Phone Chip
By: David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com), January 27, 2012 6:54 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
Rob Thorpe (rthorpe@robertthorpeconsulting.com) on 1/26/12 wrote:
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>In the block diagram it shows "TI WiFi, Bluetooth & GPS". I hope that's simply
>an option. If it's mandatory to use the TI implementations of those things then
>that's a big drawback. There are still lots of problems with the implementations
>of these protocols for smartphones. Having several vendors allows the phone designer
>to drive for lower cost and for bug fixes.

That is simply a diagram of the reference platform, not necessarily all Medfield designs. The external components are not mandatory (except the PMIC, which must meet certain specs).

In the discussion, Intel's engineers specifically said that the 3G modem could be from anyone and that they are happy to work with QCOM or any 3rd party. I would assume that is true of Wifi, GPS and other I/O devices as well.

David
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