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The x86 Microprocessors: 8086 to Pentium, Multicores, Atom and the 8051 Microcontroller, 2nd Edition by Lyla B. Das

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Atom SoC—Intel's High-end Embedded Processor

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN

  • History of Intel’s embedded processors.
  • History of the Atom processor.
  • Features of the Bonnell microarchitecture.
  • Components of the Tunnel Creek SoC.
  • Display controllers and their working.
  • Power management and ACPI.
  • New microarchitecture named Silvermont.

Intel is known the world over by its prominence in the desktop PC and server processor market. Most of the world’s desktop and laptop PCs and servers are powered by Intel’s x86 processors that have, over the years, made giant leaps in terms of computing power and performance. Intel has other processors that are not based on the x86 architecture. For example, Intel’s Itanium processor is one such product that ...

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