Texas Instruments Announces 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor, Launching in 2011

December 8, 2010
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Texas Instruments has just announced their new dual-core OMAP4440 processor for mobile devices. Clocking in at 1.5GHz, it will support 1080p video playback, 1080p video conferencing, gesture recognition, two 12 megapixel cameras working in parallel, and a wide range of video codecs and formats.

"The OMAP 4 platform is a highly-optimized system-on-chip (SOC) leveraging two ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore general-purpose processors, reaching speeds of 1.5 GHz per core, complemented by two ARM Cortex-M3 cores to power-efficiently offload time-critical and control tasks. High-performance multimedia capabilities are provided by programmable cores including a POWERVR™ 3D graphics engine, TI IVA 3 for high-definition/multi-standard video, TI image signal processor (ISP) for high-quality/high-megapixels imaging, TI low-power audio processor and TI digital signal processor (DSP) based on the TI C64x DSP for natural user interface and signal processing innovations optimized for mobile applications."

The impressive processor will ship in sample quantities in the first half of 2011, followed by full production starting the second half of 2011. For full specs and further information you can check out the press release from TI.

[Via BGR]


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