Texas Instruments today introduced its newest OMAP4 series application processor for mobile devices (tablets, smartphones), the 45nm-made OMAP4470 which features two Cortex-A9 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz, two low-power 266 MHz Cortex-M3 cores and a PowerVR SGX544 graphics core.
According to its maker, the OMAP4470 provides an 80% increase in web browsing performance, and a 2.5x boost in graphics functionality when compared to the OMAP4430 chip which powers the LG Optimus 3D smartphone and RIM's BlackBerry Playbook tablet.
"Superior mobile computing relies on a user experience that dwarfs all others. Fast and crisp Web browsing, HD and liquid UIs, support for the latest applications - these are the elements consumers judge and buy their devices on. The OMAP4470 processor delivers the maximum experience possible with an unmatched, power-efficient architecture," said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president, OMAP platform business unit, TI.
The OMAP4470 supports resolution up to QXGA (2048x1536), it utilizes dual-channel 466 MHz LPDDR2 memory, and is pin-compatible with the OMAP4430 and OMAP4460. OMAP4470 samples are planned for 2H 2011, while devices powered by it are expected to become available in the first half of 2012.



Source :tcmagazine.com