Intel targets IoT with CES-launched processors

  • January 4, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

At this week’s CES in Las Vegas, Intel introduced its 13th-generation Core H, P and U mobile processors to power the latest thin-and-light laptop designs and IoT devices.

The tech giant also introduced a complete line of 13th-generation Core desktop processors at the 65 and 35W levels for mainstream desktop, all-in-one, small form-factor designs and IoT devices.

For the IoT edge, the processors deliver industrial features, extended temperature operations and higher performing CPUs, with more graphics capabilities and AI performance. Suitable for retail, education, healthcare, aerospace, industrial and smart cities applications, the processors provide better workload consolidation with more cores and threads, enabling applications to run on a single device.

Following the sunsetting of the Pentium and Celeron branding, Intel introduced the Intel Processor and Core i3 in the N-series family of products, purpose-built for the education segment, entry-level computing and IoT edge native applications. They feature efficient cores – microarchitecture code-named Gracemont – built on the Intel 7 process technology.

They have up to 28% better application performance and 64% better graphics performance than the previous generation. Users can scale up to the Core i3 N-series for up to an additional 42% application performance and 56% graphics performance over the Intel Processor.

They can enable up to ten-hour HD video playback without recharging. Features include AV1 decode, high-resolution display engine and improved IPU and Mipi camera support.

Extended connectivity includes fast wifi 6E (Gig+) and Bluetooth 5.2. There are memory (LPDDR5, DDR5 or DDR4) and storage (UFS, SSD and eMMC) options.

These processors are designed for education and consumer segments that need a lower, value-oriented price point, but still require performance and high-quality experiences in areas such as video collaboration and productivity. More than 50 designs from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Asus are expected in 2023 as Intel continues to form ecosystem partnerships for Chrome OS and Windows.

For IoT edge native applications, the Atom x7000E processors, N series and Core i3 N series bring deep learning inference, graphics and media processing. These processors can be used in retail signs, kiosks, point of sale systems, portable medical imaging devices, office automation equipment such as copiers, and safety and security devices such as entry-level network video recorders and AI boxes.