The world of mobile computing has seldom been so exciting.
Not, at least, for last 3 years when all that the chip giants could think of was
scaling down the frequency and voltage of the desktop CPUs, and labeling them
as mobile processors. Intel Centrino mobile technology is based on the understanding
that mobile customers value the four vectors of mobility: performance, battery
life, small form factor, and wireless connectivity. The technologies represented
by the Intel Centrino brand will include an Intel Pentium-M processor, Intel 855
chipset family, and Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 network connection . The
Intel Pentium-M processor is a higher performance, lower power mobile processor
with several micro-architectural enhancements over existing Intel mobile processors.
Some key features of the Intel Pentium-M processor Micro-architecture include
Dynamic Execution, 400-MHz, on-die 1-MB second level cache with Advanced Transfer
Cache Architecture, Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
technology. The Intel Centrino mobile technology also includes the 855GM chipset
components GMCH and the ICH4-M. The Accelerated Hub Architecture is designed into
the chipset to provide an efficient, high bandwidth, communication channel between
the GMCH and the ICH4-M.The GMCH component contains a processor system bus controller,
a graphics controller, and a memory controller, while providing an LVDS interface
and two DVO ports.
The integrated Wi-Fi Certified
Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection has been designed and validated to
work with all of the Intel Centrino mobile technology components and is able to
connect to 802.11b Wi-Fi certified access points. It also supports advanced wireless
LAN security including Cisco LEAP, 802.1X and WEP. Finally, for comprehensive
security support, the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection has been verified
with leading VPN suppliers like Cisco, CheckPoint, Microsoft and Intel NetStructure.