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Broadcom Targets Ice Cream Sandwich with New Processors

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Feb 27, 2012, 4:40 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Broadcom today announced three new platforms designed specifically for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones. All three processor platforms are based on ARM Cortex A9 CPUs and include VideoCore graphics, HD video capture, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS+GLONASS, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0. The BCM21654G has a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9, 7.2/5.8 Mbps HSPA modem and low-power VGA video support. The BCM28145 and BCM28155 include dual ARM Cortex A9 cores up to 1.3GHz, 21/5.8 Mbps HSPA+ modems and HD 720p and 1080p, video respectively. All three chips were developed with a 40 nanometer process and include radio frequency power management. The chips are expected to ship in products during the second half of the year.


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Feb 27, 2012, 10:18 AM


That's the sound of all this info flying above my head. 🙂 What's a processor platform and why is it important to have it designed for specific operating systems?
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