Thursday, January 5, 2023

Intel refreshes mobile processor portfolio

Intel is kicking off 2023 with the introduction of 32 new 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processors featuring up to 14 cores (6 Performance-cores, 8 Efficient-cores) and enhanced Intel Thread Director.

Key features:

  •  Up to 5.6 gigahertz (GHz) turbo frequency – the highest clock speed available for the laptop market – delivering up to 11% faster single-thread performance3 and 49% faster multitask performance over the previous generation.4
  • Up to 24 cores (8 Performance-cores, 16 Efficient-cores), 32 threads and enhanced Intel® Thread Director.
  • Full memory support of up to 128 GB total for DDR5 (up to 5,600 megahertz) and DDR4 (up to 3,200 MHz).
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) for up to 6x faster internet speeds with no legacy Wi-Fi channel interference.5
  • The latest in Bluetooth connectivity with Intel Bluetooth LE Audio and Bluetooth 5.2 supporting up to 2x faster speeds and multiple device connections with lower power consumption.
  • Thunderbolt 4 support, delivering transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps and PC connectivity to multiple 4K monitors and accessories.
  • Improved integrated graphics experience based on improved driver stack and key learnings from Intel’s work with discrete graphics.
  • Overclocking capabilities on all HX and HK SKUs.

Intel also introduced new desktop processors running at up to 5.6 GHz, 24 cores/32 threads. 

“The 13th Gen Intel Core mobile processor family delivers unrivaled, scalable performance for leadership platforms across all laptop segments,” said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel. “With our industry-leading technologies and unmatched global partner ecosystem, people can expect a high-caliber mobile experience in new and unique form factors – so they can game or create from anywhere.”

Airgain releases 5G FWA reference design

Airgain released an outdoor 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) reference design that supports the latest 5G-NR 3GPP REL-16 standards with 4×4 MIMO on DL and 2×2 MIMO on UL and is designed to meet IP67 outdoor requirements.