Medfield WiFi & Bluetooth

Article: Medfield, Intel's x86 Phone Chip
By: Rob Thorpe (rthorpe.delete@this.robertthorpeconsulting.com), January 28, 2012 2:22 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Kanter (dkanter@realworldtech.com) on 1/27/12 wrote:
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>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.

If they have done that, that's certainly the right decision.

This kind of thing isn't simple though. I expect either Intel or the comms chipset vendors will have some limitations. For example, I expect some of the comms chipset vendors won't have x86 code that's suitable for smartphones. Intel may also be using different interfaces to these components than other chipsets do.

It's an opportunity for comms chipset companies that currently have small market shares.
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