MediaTek Unveils Range of Processors
MediaTek today announced several different processors that target a handful of industries. The MT2523 packages together an MCU, GPS, Bluetooth LE, and PMU into a single piece of silicon for wearables. An ARM Cortex M4 forms the low-power processor. MediaTek says the MT2523 is 41% smaller than competing modules and can power small, but high-resolution screens with a full range of color. The MT2523 is intended for devices running operating systems less robust than Google's Android Wear. The chip will become available during the first half of the year. MediaTek also announced the MT8581 processor for 4K Blu-ray players and the MT7697 for Internet of Things and home automation applications. MediaTek competes with Qualcomm and Samsung.
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.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Promises Better Battery Life and More Personalization
Sep 10, 2018
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform, what the company calls a next-generation chip for wearables and other smart devices. To start, the 3100 is built on an ultra low-power hierarchy to conserve battery life.
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.
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.