Texas Instruments Launches New Mobile Processors
Texas Instruments announced a new set of processors for smartphones and other devices called OMAP 4. OMAP 4 uses dual-core, ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP-based architectures and uses parallel processing for faster performance. OMAP 4 is capable of running at speeds up to 1GHz, These new mobile processors will enable phones to run full 1080p HD recording and playback, camera modules ranging up to 20 megapixels, more PC-like Internet browsing, 3D user interfaces and OMAP 4 also allows for better power management. OMAP 4 will support the Android Platform, LiMo Linux, Symbian and Windows Mobile. The chips will sample in the second half of 2009, with production scheduled for the middle of 2010.
Qualcomm Intros New Snapdragon CPUs and LTE Modems
Qualcomm today announced a series of new application processors for mobile devices, including the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415. Both the Snapdragon 600 series and 400 series receive new features previously reserved for higher-class processors.
Intel Shows Off New Atom Processors and LTE Modem
Intel today revealed its roadmap for 2015, which includes three new Atom mobile processors called the x3, x5, and x7, in addition to a new LTE modem. The Atom x3 is a system-on-a-chip complete with a modem and is meant for volume devices.
Qualcomm Debuts New Snapdragon Processors
Qualcomm recently unveiled two new mobile application processors, the Snapdragon 412 and the Snapdragon 212. Both chips are updates to previous designs, the Snapdragon 410 and Snapdragon 210, respectively.
ARM Shows Off Cortex A72 Core
ARM has revealed the Cortex A72, its next-generation CPU core for high-end processors. The A72 builds on the foundation laid by the Cortex A57 core, ARM's current high-end processor.