Intel has been holding out on us. There are three “Arizona Beach” Atom SKUs that launched with little to no fanfare. We only spotted them based on a news tip sent in by a reader. The new Intel Atom C1100, C1110, and C1130 seem to be the newest SKUs on the market. At first glance, you may think that 2, 4, and 8 core chips are just a rebranded Alder Lake-N series E-core solution like the Fanless Intel N100 Firewall we just reviewed. These are not and have some really interesting features.
Intel Atom C1100 “Arizona Beach” Launched
In terms of specs, the Intel Atom C1130 is an Intel 7 part with a 2.5GHz base and turbo frequency. It has 6MB L3 cache and 4MB of L2 cache. There are a total of eight Intel E-cores. What is surprising is the TDP of 32W.
The specs viewed alongside the Atom C1100 and C1100 are more interesting. These chips apparently use dual-channel LPDDR5. They also have PCIe Gen4 in either 1x x16 + 1x x4 or 2x x8 + 1x x4 configurations.
Given how impressed we have been with the Intel N100/ N200 and the Intel Core i3-N305, this might be an excellent platform for low-power edge devices.
For systems, this is a bit embarrassing, but we found some. For example, there is a Silicom Valencia platform (more here.) We totally missed that that platform was announced with these chips in December 2022. The chips themselves were launched in Q2 2022 according to Ark. It is crazy how little Intel promotes these chips. If you recall, for the Intel Atom C3000 series we had to make a “Denverton Day” because Intel just released the chips without any other communication. Still, these look like extremely interesting parts, especially if there is ever a mITX version.