IMG 2789 s Intel 854 Chipset For Digital Home

Continuing to deliver
a broad family of PC, consumer electronics (CE) and mobile platforms and
technologies designed to work simply and easily together inside the digital
home, Intel today announced a CE platform and software solution that will help
enable faster time-to-market and ensure that CE devices, such as IP-digital set
top boxes (IP-STB) and digital media recorders (DMR) work well together.
The Intel 854 chipset adds support for up to 2 GB of DDR 333 MHz system memory,
an integrated graphics engine that can be used for graphical user interfaces,
and a 400 MHz system bus to support the Intel® Celeron® M processor. The 600 MHz ULV Intel® Celeron M processor offers high performance and
very low power consumption. Platforms based on this processor and chipset
require only a passive thermal solution. In addition to integrated
10/100 LAN support, the new chipset supports up to six USB 2.0/1.1 ports, two
Ultra ATA/100 (IDE) channels for disk drives and storage devices.

 Intel 854 Chipset For Digital Home

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 11, 2005 – Continuing to deliver
a broad family of PC, consumer electronics (CE) and mobile platforms and
technologies designed to work simply and easily together inside the digital
home, Intel today announced a CE platform and software solution that will help
enable faster time-to-market and ensure that CE devices, such as IP-digital set
top boxes (IP-STB) and digital media recorders (DMR) work well together.

The Intel® 854 Development Platform includes the new Intel® 854 chipset and is a
scalable, high performance building block for CE applications and platforms. The
Intel 854 platform enables CE developers to bring flexibility and
application-handling performance of Intel® Architecture computing to the world
of CE devices.

"Intel’s vision of the digital home is an environment where consumers can easily
access content wherever and whenever they want in the home, using a variety of
PC and networked devices that easily communicate and work together," said Glenda
Dorchak, vice president, general manager, Consumer Electronics Group, Intel’s
Digital Home Group. "The Intel 854 platform and software solution enables CE
developers to address many of the design and performance needs and deliver more
advanced devices to consumers while helping reduce total system cost."

Intel works closely with CE developers worldwide to bring advanced features to
CE devices. These developers include: Eriya, Gigabyte, Handan BroadInfoCom,
Hopen, Media Excel, Neusoft, Oregan Networks, Samsung, Tatung, Thomson and
Toshiba Corporation.

Intel today also made available the next generation of the Intel® Digital Media
Infrastructure middleware solution to help developers design to the Digital
Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines and the Intel® Networked Media Product
Requirements (Intel® NMPR), which helps ensure CE devices and Intel®
architecture-based platforms work well together.

Intel® Digital Media Infrastructure version 3 is an extensible middleware
solution that is fully optimized and validated for a variety of CE platforms. It
provides developers with an out-of-the-box networking connectivity, device
discovery and media content sharing solution based on open industry-based
specifications to build highly interoperable CE platforms for the digital home.

"Interoperability is key to the growth of consumer electronics devices,
broadband content consumption, networking and services in the digital home,"
said Ms Dorchak. "Intel is delivering flexible platform solutions today that
enable developers to build interoperable products, making seamless transfer and
sharing of digital content on a digital home network possible."

High Performance Chipsets and Development Platform
The scalable Intel 854 Development Platform enables CE device manufacturers to
minimize bill-of-materials and development by reducing design complexity and by
providing the performance needed to handle video decoding and other
functionality in software that in turn simplifies hardware designs and minimizes
bill-of-materials costs.

The Intel 854 chipset adds support for up to 2 GB of DDR 333 MHz system memory,
an integrated graphics engine that can be used for graphical user interfaces,
and a 400 MHz system bus to support the Intel® Celeron® M processor. The 600 MHz
Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel® Celeron M processor offers high performance and
very low power consumption. Platforms based on this processor and chipset
require only a passive (fan-less) thermal solution. In addition to integrated
10/100 LAN support, the new chipset supports up to six USB 2.0/1.1 ports, two
Ultra ATA/100 (IDE) channels for disk drives and storage devices.

The Intel 854 Development Platform includes a six-layer printed circuit board
with 512 MB of DDR on-board, which allows a high level of platform design
flexibility. The platform also provides the performance to support a variety of
software CODECs including MPEG-2, MPEG-4.2, MPEG-4.10 (H.264), and Microsoft
Windows Media 9*. It includes a board support package for the Microsoft Windows
CE 5.0* operating system that provides developers with a significant
time-to-market advantage.

Additional technical information about the Intel 854 chipset, the Intel 854
Development Platform, and Intel Digital Media Infrastructure software is
available at

http://developer.intel.com/design/celect/