Intel has introduced its first Atom-based system-on-a-chip for consumer electronics kit. Formerly known by its codename, 'Sodaville', the part is officially called the Atom Processor CE4100. The 45nm chip's Atom core is joined by 2D/3D engine, video encoding and decoding, a display controller, Gigabit Ethernet, a Nand Flash …
Lets see what the total system power consumption is. Hopefully I can get something sub 20W and replace my Geode system.
$ per unit (at banded volume levels) ?
STB pricing issues are paramount.... I'm guessing this is an expensive part targeted at high end PVRs... not your £20 Freeview STB in Tescos.
Telcos could make fortunes off these machines....
Telcom operators have never wanted to provide service, use teelphone merely as listening station into your home. these settops would offer Public clear alternative to complex desktop, at reasonable bill.
Telco could pull in hundreds yearly from each, yet its desert.
Some regualted industries are just horrid under smiling face.
Move along, nothing to see here... Mines the one with the TI OMAP4 in the pocket.