What remains to be seen is whether the new system-on-chip will have four cores in total (or two clusters with two Cortex-A15 cores per one cluster and two Cortex-A7 cores per another cluster), or eight cores (or two clusters with four Cortex-A15 cores per one cluster and four Cortex-A7 core per another cluster).Source: X-bit Labs
One of today’s technology most significant challenges is how to create a system-on-chip (SoC) that meets the conflicting consumer demand for devices with both higher-performance and extended battery life. ARM’s Big.Little processing approach achieves this by pairing the best of the high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore and ultra-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 processors. Big.Little processing combines two different, but compatible processors within the same SoC and allows the power management software to seamlessly select the right processor, or multiple processors, for the right task.
Samsung Big.Little quad-core chip to be shown in early 2013
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 21 2012 @ 14:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck