Texas Instruments unveils new ARM processors for smartphones

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 17 2009 @ 21:58 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET writes TI introduced its new OMAP 4 mobile chipset platform for smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This new ARM-based platform enables smartphones to do 1080p video recording and playback and integrate 20 megapixel cameras.

The firm claims the new OMAP 4 delivers 10x faster web page loading times, 7x higher computing performance, and 10x better graphics performance than its current OMAP processors.
The OMAP 4 processor is based on the dual-core ARM Cortex A9 MPCore supporting symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and capable of speeds of more than 1GHz per core, according to TI. Basic ARM processor designs are licensed by U.K.-based ARM Holdings to companies like Texas Instruments and Qualcomm that tweak the design and then manufacture the chip.
Production of the OMAP 4 chipsets is slated for the second half of 2010.

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