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Medfield is the follow-up of Moorestown, it combines two chip solution into one. Other than that it also added always-on and constant tsc and lapic timers. Medfield is the platform name, and the chip name is called Penwell we treat Medfield/Penwell as a variant of Moorestown. Penwell can be identified via MSRs.
Intel MID is Intel’s Low Power Intel Architecture (LPIA) based Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform. Unlike standard x86 PCs, Intel MID does not have many legacy devices nor standard legacy replacement devices/features. e.g. It does not contain i8259, i8254, HPET, legacy BIOS, most of the io ports.
In March 2014, Intel announced changes in the Intel Edison project and the second version of the board was presented in September 2014. Its dimensions are 35.5 x 25 x 3.9 mm, with components on both sides. The board’s main SoC is a 22 nm Intel Atom “Tangier” (Z34XX) that includes two Atom Silvermont cores running at 500 MHz … Wikipedia
Intel® Atom™ Processor Z34xx Series is the next generation 22 nm SoC product targeted for the smartphone market segment. The SoC contains dual IA-32 cores operating at 500 MHz. The architecture includes 2-wide instruction decode and Out Of Order Execution with 1 MB cache shared between the two CPU cores. It includes Intel SIMD Extensions 2, 3, 4 (SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1/4.2).