Intel® Atom™ x3 processor

Product Brief
Intel® Atom™ x3 Processor Series
for Entry and Value Tablets, Phablets,
and Smartphones
MOBILE PERFORMANCE,
3G AND LTE CONNECTIVITY,
AND SMART VALUE BUILT IN
Intel® SoC integration accelerates time-to-market
for affordable tablets and smartphones.
Product Overview
The Intel® Atom™ x3 processor series is Intel’s first integrated
communications platform for entry and value tablets,
phablets and smartphones, available in your choice of 4G
LTE and 3G versions.
These Intel® system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions help you get
new mobile products to market fast with 64-bit multi-core
Intel® Atom™ CPUs. The integrated, multi-mode LTE and
3G Intel® modems deliver world-class performance and
global coverage. The full chipset includes the image sensor
processor (ISP), graphics, audio, video, connectivity, and power
management components required for flexible solutions with
an optimal combination of value and mobile features.
The Intel Atom x3 processor series is the foundation of
a full-featured, cost-effective platform that provides the
added advantages of form factor flexibility and a smooth
upgrade path to the rapidly growing entry and value
market segments. Consumers will love new tablets and
smartphones that deliver robust Android* or Windows*1
experiences with responsive wireless connectivity and
fast, reliable global communications.
It all adds up to the fast and seamless mobile experiences
that today’s consumers want, available at affordable value.
Platform Highlights
Intel Atom x3 processor series: SoC with
64-bit Intel Atom processor cores and
integrated cellular baseband modem.
Great mobile performance: Intel®
Architecture performance up to
1.4 GHz Burst Mode. 2
Android or Windows: Android or
Windows 10 Mobile1 for immersive
apps and games, fast Web browsing,
email, messaging, and social media
experiences.
Worldwide communications:
Proven LTE and 3G Intel modems are
interoperable with operator networks
around the world for broad geographic
roaming capability.
4G LTE: 5-mode LTE modem (2G, 3G,
4G LTE, FDD/TDD, and TD-SCDMA); up
to 14 LTE bands can be supported in
a single SKU with cost-efficient bandscaling options.
Versatile connectivity: Wi-Fi*,
Bluetooth*, and GNSS for navigation
apps; multi-radio Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and
FM radio combo, and an LTE/WLAN
antenna sharing design. 3
Long battery life: Low-power RF and
low-power video encoding/decoding.
Dual cameras (front/rear): Up to
5 MP/13 MP.
Great graphics: Clear and responsive
graphics for games, including support
for OpenGL ES 3.0. 3
Intel® Atom™ x3-C3445 processor
SMARTi™ 4.5s RF Transceiver
Quad-Core Intel® Atom™ CPU
2G/3G/4G RF
GPU
ISP
Video
4G LTE 5-mode Modem Baseband
HD video: Enjoy smooth, crisp viewing
for your favorite videos.
Audio quality: Noise and echo
reduction, ambient noise adaptation,
and headset detection.
Wireless display: View your way on TVs
and monitors with Miracast.*
Dual SIM/dual-standby: Support
for two cellular subscriptions on one
device.
FM radio tuner: Listen to on-air content
without service charges.
Near Field Communication3:
Streamlined tap-and-pay with simple,
secure transactions.
Intel® Atom™ x3-C3445
processor – PMIC
Audio/PMU
Intel® Wireless-AC8x70
Memory
Wi-Fi* 11ac, Bluetooth* 4.1 FMR
Intel® Wireless-GNSS 2x00
GPS/GLONASS/Beidou
Intel® IC
Third-Party IC
Figure 1. The Intel® Atom™ x3-C3445 processor includes a 64-bit quad-core Intel® Atom™ CPU at up to 1.4 GHz Burst Mode2 plus an
integrated 4G LTE 5-mode modem, support for OpenGL 3.0 and a multi-radio with Wi-Fi*, Bluetooth* and FM radio with antenna sharing.
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High performance and SoC
integration for great mobile
experiences
The Intel Atom x3 processor series
includes quad-core and dual-core
Intel Architecture processors at up to
1.4 GHz Burst Mode2, clear graphics
and video, high-quality audio, and dual
cameras, including an up to 5 MP frontfacing camera and up to 13 MP rearfacing camera.
Consumers will enjoy crisp HD video,
responsive apps, fast Web browsing,
and engaging photo sharing and social
media experiences. High integration
lets you deliver the full-featured tablets
and smartphones your customers want
at affordable price points.
Fast 4G LTE communications
The Intel Atom x3-C3445 processor
combines the fast downloads of LTE
technology with worldwide roaming
enabled by the integrated Intel modem.
The modem supports 14 LTE bands in a
single SKU, providing up to 300 Mbps,
Cat 6 speeds, and LTE TDD and
FDD modes.
Flexible connectivity
A full range of connectivity capabilities
will keep consumers well connected,
including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Global
Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
The Intel Atom x3-C3445 processor
includes a multi-radio that combines
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and FM radio in a
unique LTE/WLAN antenna sharing
design that delivers the benefits of
multiple in/multiple out (MIMO).
Impressive graphics and audio
Enjoy crystal-clear graphics with fast
response times. Support for OpenGL
ES 3.03 lets users experience the fun
and realism of graphics-intensive
games.
Intel® Atom™ x3-C3130 processor
A-Gold 620
Dual-Core Intel® Atom™ CPU
2G/3G RF
GPU
ISP
Consumers will experience quality
audio in any environment, with noise
reduction (single and dual microphone,
traffic, wind, and ambient noise), echo
cancellation, dynamic range processing,
and ambient noise adaptation.
Value-added capabilities
Dual SIM capability enables two cellular
subscriptions from different carriers,
allowing consumers to optimize their
devices for lowest roaming and timeof-day usage, and enjoy family sharing
with privacy. The built-in FM radio
lets users listen to audio broadcasts
without incurring subscription service
charges for music or other content.
Near Field Communication (NFC)
enables tap-and-pay transactions
for a secure shopping experience. 3
Wi-Fi*, Bluetooth* 4.0 LE, FMR
Video
GPS/GLONASS
2G/3G Modem Baseband
Audio/PMU
Intel® IC
Memory
Third-Party IC
Intel® Atom™ x3-C3230RK processor
A-Gold 620
Quad-Core Intel® Atom™ CPU
2G/3G RF
GPU
ISP
Wi-Fi*, Bluetooth* 4.0 LE, FMR
Video
GPS/GLONASS
2G/3G Modem Baseband
Audio/PMU
Intel® IC
Memory
PMIC
Third-Party IC
Figure 2. The Intel® Atom™ x3 processor series features dual-core (x3-C3130) and quad-core (x3-C3230RK) versions, providing flexibility
in design choices for consumer segments.
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INTEL® ATOM™ X3 PROCESSOR SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
INTEL® ATOM™ x3-C3130
PROCESSOR (3G)
INTEL® ATOM™ x3-C3230RK
PROCESSOR (3G)5
INTEL® ATOM™ x3-C3445
PROCESSOR (LTE)5
CPU
Dual-core 64-bit Atom x3 up to
1.0 GHz
Quad-core 64-bit Atom x3 up to
1.1 GHz4
Quad-core 64-bit Atom x3 up to
1.4 GHz2
Process
28nm
28nm
28nm
Graphics (GPU)
OpenGL ES 2.0
OpenGL ES 2.0
OpenGL ES 3.0 & DirectX* 9.3,
OpenCL
Media (Encode/Decode)
Encode: H.264 @ 720p30
Decode: H.264, VP8 @ 1080p30
Encode: H.264 @ 1080p60
Decode: H.264, VP8 @ 1080p60
HEVC (H.265) @ 1080p60
Encode: H.264, VP8 @ 1080p30
Decode: H.264, VP8 @ 1080p30
VP9/H.265 (SW) Decoder
Memory
1x32 LPDDR2 800
1x32 LPDDR2/3 1066, DDR3/
DDR3L 2x16 1066
1x32 LPDDR2/3 1066
Display Resolution
1280x800 @ 60fps
Up to 1920x1080 @ 60fps
1280x800 @ 60fps
1920x1080 >30fps
Modem (Integrated)
HSPA+ 21/5.8, GSM/GPRS/EDGE,
DSDS
HSPA+ 21/5.8, GSM/GPRS/EDGE,
DSDS
LTE FDD/TDD up to Cat 6
300 Mbps, DC-HSPA+ 42/11,
TD-SCDMA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, DSDS
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11bgn, Bluetooth* 4.0
LE, GPS & GLONASS, FM Radio
Wi-Fi 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0 LE,
GPS & GLONASS, FM Radio
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
LE, GPS, GLONASS & Beidou, FM
Radio, Near Field Communication
(optional feature)
Input Output
UART/SPI, I2C, I2S, SDIO
UART/SPI, I2C, I2S, SDIO
UART/SPI, I2C, I2S, SDIO
USB
USB 2.0 HS
USB 2.0 HS
USB 2.0 HS
Storage
eMMC 4.41
eMMC 4.51
eMMC 4.51
ISP/Camera (rear/front)
Up to 13 MP/5 MP
Up to 13 MP/5 MP
Up to 13 MP/5 MP
Backed by the Intel® brand
The Intel® brand is recognized by consumers worldwide for technical innovation, performance, and trusted reliability. With
high performance and fast communications built in, the Intel Atom x3 processor series makes quality entry and value tablets,
phablets, and smartphones affordable for consumers worldwide.
For more information visit www.intel.com/atom.
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Windows* 10 Mobile in development, details to be announced at a later date.
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Intel® Atom™ x3-C3445 processor max sustained clock frequency is 1.2 GHz for all four cores. Burst Mode enables up to a max clock frequency of 1.4 GHz for relatively short peak loads for max 2 CPU cores
simultaneously within specific temperature ranges. Availability and frequency of Burst Mode varies depending on, but not limited to, type of workload, hardware, software, number of active cores, power
consumption, processor temperature, and system configuration as determined by your device OEM. For details on specific implementations depending on device configuration, please refer to your device
manufacturers specifications.
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Support for OpenGL ES 3.0 is available in the Intel Atom x3-C3445 processor; Near Field Communication (NFC) is an option in the Intel Atom x3-C3445 processor.
4
Intel® Atom™ x3-C3230RK, Intel® processor actual clock frequency during operation varies depending on but not limited to, type of workload, hardware, software, power consumption, processor temperature, and
system configuration as determined by your device OEM. For details on specific implementations depending on device configuration, please refer to your device manufacturers specifications.
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Wi-Fi only configurations also available. Intel® Atom™ x3-C3200RK, x3-C3405 are the Wi-Fi only configurations for Intel® Atom™ x3-C3230RK and x3-C3445 respectively.
All information provided here is subject to change without notice. Contact your Intel representative to obtain the latest Intel product specifications and roadmaps.
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Requires a system with a 64-bit enabled processor, chipset, BIOS and software. Performance varies depending on the specific hardware and software you use. Check with your manufacturer for more information.
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