As part of the Intel Industrial Summit 2020 event, Intel presented new processors for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These are Intel Core 11th generation processors, Intel Atom x6000E series as well as Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J series. According to the manufacturer, they “provide new artificial intelligence (AI), security, functional security and real-time capabilities for peripheral users.
“By 2023, up to 70% of all enterprises will process data on the periphery. The 11th generation Intel Core processors, the Intel Atom x6000E Series, and the Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J Series processors represent our most significant step forward in improving the Internet of Things, offering features that meet our customers’ current needs and lay the foundation for capabilities with advances in AI and 5G,” said John Heal, vice president of Internet of Things Group and general manager of Platform Management and Customer Engineering.
By combining a single, easy-to-use developer interface with software and tools such as Edge Insights for Industrial and OpenVINO, Intel is said to help customers and developers get to market faster and achieve more efficient results with optimized containerized packages for measurement, machine vision, automation and other similar tasks.
Compared to its predecessors, 11th generation Core processors, based on recently announced client processors, deliver up to 23% performance gains in single thread mode, up to 19% multithreading performance gains, and up to 295% graphics performance gains. The new video decoding units can handle up to 40 1080p30 video streams simultaneously and output up to four 4K channels or two 8K channels.
AI output algorithms can work on 96 graphic executive modules (INT8) or on CPUs with built-in neural network vector commands (VNNI). In addition, compliance with real-time computing requirements has been improved, in particular with Intel Time Coordinated Computing (TCC) technology.
Intel Atom x6000E and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J Series processors are the first Intel processor platform improved for IoT. According to Intel’s estimates, they provide increased performance and efficiency in real time; in 3D graphics the increase can be doubled, and a special real-time offloading mechanism Intel Programmable Services Engine, supports remote device management inside the main stream and outside it.
The manufacturer also notes advanced I/O and storage capabilities, built-in 2.5GbE controller, support for 4Kp60 resolution on three displays simultaneously and compliance with strict functional security requirements through Intel Safety Island. Applications for the new IoT processors include industry, transportation, retail, banking and hospitality, as well as healthcare and smart city solutions.