Other features include a/b/g/n WiFi support and a single chip southbridge to handle storage, I/O, etc.
Intel’s next-generation notebook platform (Calpella) is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2009. As with other Nehalem generation products, Capella will abandon the current northbridge and southbridge chipset arrangement and transfer many typical northbridge components to the CPU package. A single integrated chipset codenamed Ibex Peak-M will coordinate other features on the motherboard, according to sources at notebook makers.
Ibex Peak-M will support Intel’s next-generation notebook CPUs (Clarksfield and Auburndale), both of which include an on-die DDR3 memory controller. Auburndale will also have a graphics core integrated in the CPU package.
The Calpella platform will support Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (Puma Peak) or WiMAX (Kilmer Peak) wireless modules.
In additional news, Intel will cease supply of Atom N270 processors at the end of second-quarter 2009, however the company has so far not released any information regarding the development of a next-generation Atom processor.