Intel has unveiled a high-speed chip design that it hopes will form the basis of next-generation wireless development.
The chip giant claims that its Micro Signal Architecture (MSA), designed in conjunction with Analog Devices, offers chip speeds of up to 400Mhz.
MSA is specially developed for processing audio, video, image and voice in next-generation wireless devices. The architecture provides real-time capabilities to process voice and image signals in cellular phones, personal digital assistants and digital cameras.
It effectively improves current performance levels tenfold and allows for portable devices with video links, downloadable images, handwriting and speech recognition, and text-to-speech facilities, the company claimed.
Intel said that MSA will be included in its Personal Internet Client Architecture chip, which will form part of an integrated baseband chipset announced later this year for next-generation cell phones and other handheld devices capable of sending and receiving high-speed data transmissions.
Ron Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's wireless communications group, said that demonstrating silicon working at such a level was "a tremendous milestone".
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