One maxim in the multicore biz is that more (processor cores) is better. Is that really true? All the time?
“No” says Texas Instruments. In connection with this weeks (MWC) Mobile World Congress neing held in Barcelona, Texas instruments has released a video showing that a yet-to-be-released OMAP 5 application processor based on two ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores clocking at 800MHz runs through a Web browser torture test/obstacle course more than twice as fast as a competing brand’s application processor based on four ARM Cortex-A9 cores clocking at 1.3GHz.
Now that’s a mighty impressive result and it say a lot about both the radical nature of the ARM Cortex-A15 processor core and the system architecture of the OMAP 5 SoC.
Here’s the video:
For more information about implementing the ARM Cortex-A15 processor core in your design, click here.
For more information on the ARM Cortex-A15 processor, try these previous EDA360 Insider blog posts: