ARM Intros Power Efficient Cortex A7 MPCore Processor
ARM today announced the Cortex A7 MPCore application processor for low-cost smartphones and tablets. This new application processor architecture is one-fifth the size of previous generation A8 chips and is five times as power efficient. ARM also announced a new processing system that it calls big.LITTLE. Systems on a Chip that use big.LITTLE processing will have two processors, a more powerful Cortex A15 and the smaller A7. It can then dynamically choose between the two processors in order to best match the processing and power management needs at any given moment. ARM says the new A7 uses 28nm fabrication to create a footprint that is smaller than half a squared millimeter. ARM believes that the A7 will deliver the same computing power to $100 smartphones in 2013/2014 that today's $500 smartphones offer.
ARM Reveals DynamIQ Processor Design with AI In Mind
ARM today announced DynamIQ, a new way to manage multi-core systems that gives them the ability to scale exactly to the tasks or needs at hand. DynamIQ expands on ARM's big.LITTLE technology, which allows for paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements.
ARM's Cortex A76 Core Relies On 7nm Process for Speed and Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
ARM's Cortex A35 Chip Promises Efficiency Gains
ARM today announced the Cortex A35 CPU, a new processor for high-volume smartphones and embedded devices. The Cortex A35 is a 64-bit application processor that uses ARM's v8-A architecture in a big.LITTLE configuration.
ARM Intros Cortex and Mali Chips for Virtual Reality
ARM today announced the Cortex A73 processor core and the Mali G71 GPU, which will bring dramatic gaming and virtual reality improvements to next year's high-end smartphones. ARM says the A73 delivers 30% more sustained power when compared to the A72, in addition to 30% more power efficiency.
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.