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Wednesday, 08 December 2010 15:35

Texas Instruments details its OMAP4440 processor

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Dual-core 1.5GHz with impressive features
Texas Instruments has announced the latest addition to its mobile processor lineup, the TI OMAP4440. It features two 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs and is paired up with two ARM Cortex-M3 cores, POWERVR SGX540 3D graphics engine, IVA 3 hardware accelerator and Image Signal Processor.

The list of performance improvements over the TI OMAP4430 is quite impressive as TI claims that this one will have a 1.25x increase in graphics performance, a 30 percent decrease in webpage loading time and 2x increase in 1080p video playback performance. The noted ARM Cortex-M3 "general-purpose" cores are there to power-efficiently offload time-critical and control tasks.

The feature list is quite extensive and includes support for 1080p stereoscopic 3D (playback to 3D TV), 1080p60 video format support, 1080p video conferencing and gesture recognition, 720p with stereo audio multi-chat (1 local user and four other users), support for up to two 12-megapixel cameras in parallel, and much more.

Texas Instruments reckons that the TI OMAP4440 will sample in Q1 2011 while production is expected by the 2H of 2011.

You can check out more details here.

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+14 #1 leftiszi 2010-12-08 16:08
Not bad, but the Galaxy S's Hummingbird already features a SGX 540 inside!

Well, I guess the dual cores at 1.5Ghz will bring some much needed extra processing power and gpu will not be cpu limited any more. lol
 
 
+1 #2 loadwick 2010-12-08 17:25
If you want to be impressed by specs then read this:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/news/2010/12/06/Nokia-N9-Details-Revelaed-On-Twitter/p1

Just a shame it uses Shitian OS.
 
 
0 #3 Exodite 2010-12-08 18:36
Quoting loadwick:
If you want to be impressed by specs then read this:

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/news/2010/12/06/Nokia-N9-Details-Revelaed-On-Twitter/p1

Just a shame it uses Shitian OS.

If the device is using a 28nm chip, as alluded to in that link, you won't see it in devices until 2012 at the earliest.

Not even the big players who adopt new manufacturing processes early will release 28nm chips until the second half of 2011, cue AMD graphics hardware.

Intel, who have their own plants, will go to 22nm in Q1 2012.

The idea that smartphone SoC manufacturers would ramp up their game quickly enough to see a 28nm chip in 2011 is somewhat unbelievable. Heck, Qualcomm only just went to 45nm.
 
 
+1 #4 KB24@CL 2010-12-08 18:46
impressive but considering they will start to produce in 2nd half of 2011...I would say this will hit the market in 2012...and at that point, it might not be impressive anymore...as ARM Cortex A15 might hit the market with 2.5 GHz and way more impressive features.
 
 
-1 #5 hoohoo 2010-12-09 02:53
I PWN the 'Latest comments' list bwahahaha!
 
 
+1 #6 AndromedaB 2010-12-09 04:17
Quoting Exodite:
The idea that smartphone SoC manufacturers would ramp up their game quickly enough to see a 28nm chip in 2011 is somewhat unbelievable. Heck, Qualcomm only just went to 45nm.

tegra 3 might, they are close with tsmc and tegra 2 is already on 40
 
 
+2 #7 AndreiD 2010-12-09 06:55
So this is better than Tegra 2. Good to know.
 
 
+1 #8 DJDestiny 2010-12-09 16:24
Funny how people think of TI as not being able to deliver until about 2012 , they were being faster then AMD and Intel , when they were still stuck at 150nm , TI was @ 130nm , now they have been @ 45nm for quite some time already .
 

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