Texas Instruments' OMAP 5 Processors Range Up to 2GHz
Texas Instruments today debuted the new OMAP 5 mobile processor platform. The new family of processors uses 28nm processing, which delivers performance and power boosts. TI says the new chips include two ARM Cortex-A15 MPCores and two ARM Cortex-M4 processors. These combined with dedicated graphics processors mean that the OMAP 5 processors can support up to three high-rez displays and four cameras at a time, as well as 1080p HD video capture/playback, USB 3.0 OTG, and advanced full-body and multi-body motion gestures for gaming (both short range and long range). The chips will be sampling in the second half of 2011, and Texas Instruments expect them to reach devices in the market by the second half of 2012.
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.
ARM's Cortex A75 and A55 Processor Cores Target AI
ARM recently announced the Cortex-A75 and Cortex-A55 processor cores, the first to support its DynamIQ technology. ARM first revealed DynamIQ earlier this year, an advancement of its big.LITTLE technology that allows paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements at hand.
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.
Samsung Signs Long-Term Agreement with ARM
Samsung plans to use ARM's graphic processing unit designs in its mobile devices for years to come. The company today signed a long-term agreement to license ARM's GPU designs, including the Mali-T820, T830, T860, T880, and all future Mali GPUs.