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'Montevina' Centrino details revealed

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IDF Intel has spilled the beans on 'Montevina', the next-but-one generation of its Centrino mobile platform, due to appear during H1 2008, a year on from 'Santa Rosa', the Centrino update coming next month.

Montevina will centre on a 45nm version of the mobile Core 2 Duo chip, based on Intel's 'Penryn' microarchitecture. It will connect to the 'Cantiga' chipset, with an updated LAN chip, 'Boaz', and 'Echo Peak' and 'Shiloh' providing wireless connectivity.

Shiloh is an update to Intel's already available 802.11n Wi-Fi module - the Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN - but Echo Park brings WiMAX to the table, integrating it on the same Mini PCI card as the Wi-Fi radio. Intel will also offer 'Dana Point', a WiMAX-only card.

Intel Turbo Memory - aka 'Robson' - will also be tweaked for Montevina as Robson 2.0.

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