Printed from http://www.electronista.com

TI OMAP 5 chips to pack dual 2GHz cores, 1080p 3D video

updated 01:30 pm EST, Mon February 7, 2011

TI details OMAP 5 processors with ARM Cortex-A15

TI today detailed what could be one of the fastest phone or tablet processors to date in the OMAP 5. The design will be one of the first to use ARM's new Cortex-A15 with dual 2GHz cores and also has a pair of low-power Cortex M4s to juggle low-demand tasks. The approach not only leads to about a 50 percent leap in speed over even the new two-core Cortex-A9 but uses 60 percent less power than the single-core OMAP 4.

The hardware promises the expected improvement performance but makes possible video that hadn't been available before. With five times faster graphics, the chip can play 1080p video either in stereoscopic 3D or at a smooth 60 frames per second, either on the device or over HDMI. It can similarly handle up to four separate displays and has direct camera processsing of its own, such as image stabilization and face detection.

The first processors to sample, the OMAP5430 with low-power DDR2 memory and the OMAP5432 with regular and low-power DDR3 memory, should get into the production sample phase in the second half of 2011. Production phones and tablets should be ready roughly a year later. Customers haven't been named but are likely to include HP/Palm and Motorola, both of whom use OMAP chips often.





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News