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Samsung Exynos 5 Dual mobile processor features two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processors, a WQXGA display controller, and two LPDDR3 controllers to feed ‘em

This past weekend, the Web was abuzz with last week’s unveiling of Samsung’s Exynos 5 Dual mobile processor. This SoC features two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processors rather than the previous Exynos generation Dual mobile processor that incorporated two 1.4GHz ARM … Continue reading

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Xilinx takes Zynq to 11—or more precisely to 1GHz

In the satirical 1984 movie “This is Spinal Tap,” Nigel the guitarist explains why the volume controls on his Marshall amps go to 11 instead of 10 like everyone else’s amps: “If we need that extra push over the cliff,” … Continue reading

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ARM drops Cortex-A7 core on unsuspecting market, devastates low-power SoC and application-processor landscapes. What’s it all mean?

ARM has just announced the ARM Cortex-A7 processor core for SoC designers and the low-power landscape will never be the same again. Why? Because the Cortex-A7 core implemented in a 28nm process technology is reportedly one fifth the size of … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Why do you need four ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores in a mobile processor SoC?

Earlier this week, I wrote about the phantom ARM Cortex-A9 in the upcoming Kal-El Tegra mobile processor IC from NVIDIA. (See “Processor Wars: NVIDIA reveals a phantom fifth ARM Cortex-A9 processor core in Kal-El mobile processor IC. Guess why it’s … Continue reading

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