Broadcom Intros Three Processors for Android Smartphones
Broadcom today announced a trio of new baseband/processor packages for Android devices. All three are based on the ARM Cortex A9 architecture and support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The BCM21654G features a single-core 1GHz processor, HSPA, and 720p video; the BCM21664T features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, HSPA+, and 1080p video; and the BCM28145/155 features a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, HSPA+, and 1080p video. Broadcom believes these baseband/processor packages, which include a number of components combined on a single piece of silicon, will allow smartphone makers to bring devices to market faster while also letting them focus on developing their own value-added features. All three chips are already sampling and will reach volume production later this month.
More Phones Should Be Able to Update to Android P Faster
May 9, 2018
Google today provided more visibility into its work on Project Treble, which is meant to accelerate the rate at which phones are updated to new versions of Android. Google has been working with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Samsung to improve how phones handle major updates.
ARM's Cortex A76 Core Relies On 7nm Process for Speed and Efficiency Gains
May 31, 2018
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 A75 and A55 Processor Cores Target AI
May 30, 2017
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.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Jun 27, 2017
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 Debuts Project Trillium with Machine Learning and Object Recognition
Feb 13, 2018
Arm today announced Project Trillium, a suite of products meant to bring machine learning to mobile devices. While Project Trillium will first target smartphones, Arm says it will eventually scale to both less and more powerful devices as needed.