Intel is preparing to release the product Quark S1000, appearing under the designation Sue Creek.
Recall that the tiny 32-bit x86-based processors Quark first debuted in 2013. Quark solutions of the first generation (X1000 series) intended for wearable electronics and the Internet of Things. In January 2014, Intel introduced the second draft based on Quark – Edison microcomputer with SD-card size.
A feature of the new product Quark S100, according to the available information, the opportunity to become a hardware speech recognition. Thus, the chip can be used in a voice-controlled devices. It may be, for example, smart-speakers for a “smart” home.
It is known that the solution includes two cores Tensilica LX6 400 MHz. It refers to the presence of 4 MB of internal memory SRAM. The chip can be used up to 8 Mbytes and PSRAM external memory 128 MB SPI Flash memory.
It is also noted that the new product will be available in two versions – for commercial and industrial applications. In the first case the working temperature range is from 0 to plus 70 degrees Celsius, in the second – from minus 40 to plus 85 degrees.
On the timing of the official announcement of the microchip Quark S1000 is not reported.