Intel first integrated computing technology for wireless notebook PCs to connect without wires is Intel Centrino Mobile Technology. The main three components are,
- Intel Pentium-M Processor
- Intel 855 Chipset family
- Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 network connection
Intel Centrino mobile Technology ensures fabulous mobile performance, integrated Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) capability and extended battery life in thinner and lighter notebooks.
Intel Pentium-M Processor
Codename : BANIAS
Intel Pentium-M Processor is capable to provide super performance with reduced power consumption.Its speed is about 900 MHz to 1.7 GHz. It merges CPU operations prior to execution to deliver more efficient performance and power management.400 MHz system bus remains off until it receives any data from chipset and those are turned on only when they are needed and this technology also increases efficiency of resource and power. It has 1 MB L2 cache and instructions and data caches are 32 KB in size in L1 cache. But cache runs slightly slower to increase power efficiency and to provide extended battery life.
Intel 855 Chipset family
Intel 855 Chipset family was designed to work together with Intel Pentium-M Processors. It has power optimized 400 MHz system bus which provides broader bandwidth for data transmission. It supports up to 2GB of DDR 266/200 MHz PC1600/PC1200 type main memory. It has integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 technology which provides 3D rendering acceleration and 2D hardware acceleration. It supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 with compatibility for USB 1.1. The latest implemented AC97 audio technology delivers high quality six channel full surround sound. It supports latest Microsoft DirectX and OpenGL technologies. It supports standard definition DVD quality encoding with reduced CPU resources.
Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 network connection
Codename : COLEXICO
It has integrated 802.11b Wi-Fi certified WLAN compatibility. So a notebook with Intel Centrino Mobile Technology can be easily connected to the internet wirelessly at hotspots. This type of notebooks can support network speed up to 11 Mbit/s.
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