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Texas Instruments Announces OMAP 5 Platform

Douglas Carter

 Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new family of System on a chip (SoC) yesterday which brings with it two chips. The chips will feature four processors, two based on the ARM Cortex-A15 architecture and the other two based on the Cortex-M4 architecture. TI expects sampling to begin in the second half of this year, with release following in the second half of 2012.

The Cortex-A15 cores are the best architecture that ARM has to offer right now and are designed for the more intensive work. TI plans to have these cores running at speeds up to 2 GHz.

The Cortex-M4 cores will be relegated to the less resource intensive tasks to help battery life and improve responsiveness. 

In addition, multi-core POWERVR SGX544-MPx graphics cores will be included, delivering increasingly powerful 3D graphics capability on larger screens with higher FPS.

The OMAP5430 chip will be targeted at smartphones where space is an issue and the OMAP5432 is designed for use in mobile devices where cost and space is not at such a premium.

Many other features are supported with this new family of chips. Head over to the source link for the official press release and more info.

 Image from Texas Instruments


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