Calpella – New Intel’s Nehalem-based laptop platform


Intel ® recent­ly released the mobile plat­form Centrio2 and head­ing towards nehalem based lap­top plat­form named as “Calpel­la”. Calpel­la to sup­port WiMAX in addi­tion to b/​g/​n WiFi. As with oth­er Nehalem gen­er­a­tion prod­ucts, Capel­la will also rearrange the com­po­nents like aban­don the cur­rent north­bridge and mem­o­ry con­trol is mov­ing into the CPU pack­age. A sin­gle inte­grat­ed chipset code­named Ibex Peak‑M will pro­vide oth­er fea­tures on the moth­er­board, accord­ing to sources at note­book makers.

Calpel­la sup­ports Intel’s next-gen­er­a­tion note­book CPUs (Clarks­field and Auburn­dale), both of which include an on-die DDR3 mem­o­ry con­troller. Auburn­dale, In addi­tion to on-die mem­o­ry will also have a graph­ics core inte­grat­ed in the CPU package.

These are expect to be hit mar­ket in 3rd quar­ter of 2009. as source said.

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