T.I. Announces Multi-Core ARM OMAP 4 Chipset

Posted on Jun 2 2011 - 7:09pm by Kyle

Texas Instrument has some big plans for the first half of next year, they plan on launching a multi-core chip set that will be a rival to those such as the NVIDIA Kal-El and Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon.

This new multi-core chip set from TI is said to be using a hybrid architecture that will in turn lead to better energy efficiency, along with lower power consumption. The chip is clocked at 1.8 GHz and will also use two ARM Cortex A9 cores at 1GHz clock speeds that will be integrated into two ARM M3 cores clocked at 266 MHz for handling multimedia. TI also has plans to include support for PowerVR’s SGX544 graphics engine to deliver powerful multimedia performance for supporting Direct X 9, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenVG 1.1, and OpenCL 1.1.

The multi-core OMAP4470 processor surpasses current market solutions with clock speeds up to 1.8 GHz, an 80 percent increase in Web browsing performance, increased memory bandwidth, a 2.5x boost in graphics functionality-via the POWERVR™ SGX544 core from Imagination Technologies-and a unique hardware composition engine. Mobile computing and gaming applications running on operating systems such as Android, Linux and the next version of Microsoft Windows will benefit from the OMAP4470 processor’s enhanced capabilities.

Additionally, the Texas Instruments chip can support a QXGA 2,048 X 1,536 resolution display and up to three additional display sources. The chip could be used in Windows machines, Linux, and Android smartphones and tablets.

Texas Instrument has plans on making this chip set available to manufactures to sample during the second half of this year, and should be arriving in devices by the first half of next year.

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