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.
MediaTek Brings the Smarts with Helio P60 SoC
MediaTek announced the Helio P60 system-on-a-chip, a processor that adopts artificial intelligence and other advanced features for mid-range devices. The P60 relies on a big.LITTLE architecture with four ARM A73 processors at 2 GH and four ARM A53 processors at 2 GHz.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
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.