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.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
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 Announces Cortex A72 for 2016's Smartphones
ARM today show off the Cortex A72, a new processor core for smartphones and tablets that delivers big gains in efficiency while still offering plenty of computing power. The company claims it reduces power consumption by 75%, but increases performance by a factor of three in smartphones.
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.