Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a next-gen, 28 nanometer OMAP 5 mobile processor that could help redefine the current smartphone and tablet paradigm.
The new OMAP 5 boasts up to 3x processing performance and five-fold 3D graphics improvement, while offering a 60 percent power reduction compared to the OMAP 4.
"The OMAP 5 processor leverages two ARM Cortex-A15 MPCores - the most advanced ARM architecture to date - capable of speeds of up to 2 GHz per core," explained TI VP Remi El-Ouazzane.
"With a 50 percent boost in performance over the Cortex-A9 core (at the same clock frequency), combined with up to 8GB of dynamic memory access and hardware virtualization support, the Cortex-A15 core can enable true mobile computing experiences."
According to El-Ouazzane, the OMAP 5 will allow users to carry a single (mobile) device that provides PC-like computing performance with mobile power sipping levels.
"Imagine using the same device to conduct a stereoscopic 3D (S3D) video conference for work. Imagine being in a meeting and projecting a document from this device, which you can edit by simply touching the projected image on a surface.
"Imagine going home and switching the device to your personal operating system to drive a next-generation game on your HDTV using wireless display technology."
TI's OMAP 5 platform is expected to sample in the second half of 2011, with devices slated to hit the market during the second half of 2012.
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