Intel has announced an array of new mobile processors and an LTE solution at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.

Intel has announced an array of new mobile processors and an LTE solution at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.

The new Atom processor platform, codenamed Clover Trail+, is designed for smartphones, with long battery life in mind. There are three initial 32 nanometer dual-core processors to choose from, the Z2580, the Z2560, and the Z2520, with speeds at 2.0 GHz, 1.6 GHz, and 1.2 GHZ respectively, which is up to double the computing speed of previous Atom processors.
The chips come with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology to allow four simultaneous application threads for even better performance. The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator, with graphics core speeds of up to 533MHz in boost mode, can deliver up to three times the graphics performance of the Intel Atom Processor Z2460 platform.
With many rivals already jumping to quad-core, Intel will soon follow with the Atom Z2760 processor, codenamed Bay Trail, the company's first quad-core SoC. Intel is teaming up with Compal, ECS, Pegatron, Quanta and Wistron to help bring this chip to the market, in addition to its previous partnership with top computer makers like Samsung, Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, LG, HP, and others. It will be available around Christmas of this year.
Intel is focusing on improving the security of devices with Identity Protection Technology built into the chips, which enables a two-factor authentication process for protecting cloud services like online banking, e-commerce, online gaming, and social networking. The chip giant has teamed up with Visa, MasterCard, McAfee, SecureKey, Symantec, and others to incorporate this extra level of security.
The company is also jumping on the 4G LTE bandwagon with the unveiling of the XMM 7160 multimode-multiband LTE solution, which it claims is the smallest and lowest-power technology of its kind, making it ideal for smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks. Its modem can support 15 LTE bands at the same time, more than any rival, and the RF architecture can run real time algorithms for envelope tracking and antenna tuning, which results in cost-efficient multiband configurations. This is due out in the first half of the year, in time for an expected major boom in 4G connectivity.