With every new generation of the bandwidth update cycle, only the latest premium devices in the market seem to incorporate the upgrades. MediaTek however, made a bold statement on the matter by claiming to include the new 5G ready system-on-chip that offer the latest network capabilities on affordable devices.
The new 5G integrated SoC combines MediaTek’s M70 5G modem with the latest ARM CPU and GPU. MediaTek has always had a great impact on the lower end market in the industry where price plays the biggest factor in market share. Handsets like the Nokia 5.1 and Oppo R15 that utilizes MediaTek’s hardware are such examples.
ARM has announced new designs for its premium CPU and GPU chipsets. The company that has its basic architecture utilized by most smartphones in the world. The new chipset design architecture will not be seen in smartphones anytime soon. It can be noted that the first actual chips may be seen by the year end, going by past references. Cortex-A77 CPU with Mali-G77 as reported by the company is said to be a more energy efficient and powerful in machine learning processes.
It is obvious with its newer iterations that the new Cortex-A77 will feature an overall bump in performance, but ARM has promised a notable 20% IPC performance improvements over its last generation. The new [...]
Huawei has been dealt another critical blow in the form of support withdrawal from ARM. The UK based company licenses the architectural design for the most smartphone chipset. After already have been knocked down by the loss of Android OS after the controversial US ban. The aforementioned ban was enforced by the US Commerce Department on all American firms to cease any forms of business ties or trades with the Chinese firm Huawei. This move had already crippled the company with the loss of the operating systems (Windows, Android) for the computing products they offer.
The rippling effect of the oncoming ban essentially weakens the Chinese based company’s structure [...]
ARM, which is a standard when it comes to chipsets for smartdevices, has unveiled new CPU and GPU designs. The company claims that these products won’t just churn up faster performance for the products of 2016; they will also be power efficient.
The company introduced the Cortex A-72 mobile CPU that the company claims is 3.5 times faster than the existing Cortex-A15 chips. The company also claims that these chips will require 75% less energy than its current counterpart.
The focus on battery efficiency is necessary as the batteries have not quite kept up with the rapid increase in the processing capabilities of smart devices. The new A72 can be paired with the Cortex [...]
Qualcomm, after excelling in the market of smartphone processors and cellular chips, is aiming to target the data centre markets with new server chips based on ARM technology. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf revealed during a meeting with financial analysts that the firm is working on chips for the data centre. However, he didn’t give away any specific product details.
This means that Qualcomm will join the already established companies like AMD, AppliedMicro and Cavium, which manufacture chips based on ARM Holdings’ 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture. The company stayed quiet on important questions, such as how many [...]
Samsung is eager to show off their new chipset based on the Exynos 5 which will most probably land up in their next version of the Galaxy Note aka the Note 3. The new 5420 variant of the SoC is based on Mali-T628 MP6 chip and pairs a Quad Core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.8GHz alongside a quad core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 BigLittle configuration with smart switching.
Samsung’s PR claims that the new chip is not only 20 more effective at processing, it also has twice the graphics prowess. The memory is also a faster Dual-channel LPDDR3 at 933MHz with a memory bandwidth of 14.9 GBps. Thanks to the configuration the chipset will support multiple full HD WiFi displays.
The Chipset [...]
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is to release its first ARM-based chip in 2014.
The central processing units (CPUs) will power computer servers used to run websites and smartphone app services.
The US firm said the move would let it offer more energy efficient products.
It is significant because AMD – alongside Intel – has been one of the key forces behind the rival x86 chip architecture.
AMD added that it was also considering making ARM-based [...]
Samsung is reportedly working on a Windows RT tablet that will be launched in October this year, giving the much needed boost to the newly announced operating system.
According to a report in Bloomberg, sources familiar with the development stated that the tablet release will coincide with the Windows RT debut and it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, probably S4.
Windows RT is the first operating system version from Microsoft that is made for touchscreen devices and supports ARM chips, which consume less power than x86.
If it does come through, the tablet would be Samsung’s first running a Microsoft OS.
While some are still waiting for their fix of quad core goodness of Tegra 3, it seems that the hardware is already old news. Reportedly leaked Tegra 4 details and the NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang saying that “A new Tegra every year” means that 2013 will see face of a newer more powerful Tegra Chipset. The new chipsets will be major designed for 10 inch tablets. The Tegra 4 will come in four variants, three with a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 configuration, with clock speeds from 1.2 to 2.0GHz.
The Fourth one seems to be a budget SP3X variant based on A9, designed for 7inch tabs, it will also add high speed LTE.
ARM is playing its fever and has launched the Android Development Kit for ARM SOC and other chipsets. With the release of Development Studio 5 Community Edition, the company has expanded its dev kit’s repertoire to include not just Linux, but Google’s Linux-based mobile OS we all know and love. DS-5 even integrates with the standard Android SDK as well as Eclipse IDE.
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Qualcomm has confirmed that it will launch Snapdragon chips to support the Windows 8 architecture. CEO Paul Jacobs confirmed that his company is working with Microsoft in an effort to deploy Windows 8-powered computers that run on Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon processors.
We’re going to see some interesting stuff going on,Windows 8 on ARM is a big opportunity
-CEO Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm
The task is not going to be easy since all apps and the whole windows architecture is designed to run on x86 processors. The applications will need to be rewritten to work on ARM processors.