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 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.
MediaTek Debuts New Smartphone, Tablet Processors
MediaTek today made several announcements and showed off new chips for smartphones and tablets. The company revealed the MT6753, a 64-bit octa-core mobile system-on-chip for smartphones.
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.
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.