Cortex-A9

ZiiLabs unveils their 100-core ZMS-40 chip for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

ZiiLabs unveils their 100-core ZMS-40 chip for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Do you remember when owning a dual-core device actually meant something? Well that time is approaching its end, because ZiiLabs recently unveiled a processor with - get this - 100 cores. Yeah, the ASUS Transformer Prime touts a quad-core Kal-El processor, but ZiiLabs is really changing the game.

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Ainol tease Cortex-A9 Honeycomb tablet with IPS display

Ainol tease Cortex-A9 Honeycomb tablet with IPS display

PMP manufacturer Ainol are better known for thier media players, but the company apparently also has an Android tablet in the works. The so-far unnamed slate was first rumored earlier this month, with a 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive touchscreen, SoChip Cortex-A9 processor and Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and now a batch of teaser shots have been shared with MP4Nation.

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PandaBoard OMAP4 developer board on sale for $174 [Video]

PandaBoard OMAP4 developer board on sale for $174 [Video]

The PandaBoard Cortex-A9 OMAP4 developer board we mentioned at the start of the month has gone on sale, priced at a reasonable $174.  Based around a dual-core 1GHz chip with 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1, the PandaBoard supports 1080p 30fps output via HDMI and is intended to allow developers to whip up OMAP4-compatible apps in Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.

Video demo after the cut

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PandaBoard offers TI Cortex-A9 OMAP4 to imaginative devs

PandaBoard offers TI Cortex-A9 OMAP4 to imaginative devs

Texas Instruments already has a Cortex-A9 OMAP4 product available to developers in the shape of the undeniably expensive OMAP Blaze, but now there's a cheaper option on the horizon.  Based on the BeagleBoard principle, the new PandaBoard project is now taking submissions for an early adopter program with the first TI Cortex-A9 based boards expected to ship out in mid-October.

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ARM shows off roadmap and reveals ARM Eagle

ARM shows off roadmap and reveals ARM Eagle

ARM makes processors and other hardware that are used in all manner of electronic products. The ARM Cortex A9 will soon find a home inside some of the coolest gadgets around. During the ARM Q4 2009 earnings call the company showed off its roadmap for 2010.

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ST-Ericsson U8500 Cortex-A9 smartphone platform debuts [Video]

ST-Ericsson U8500 Cortex-A9 smartphone platform debuts [Video]

The ST-Ericsson partnership between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson may only be young - the two firms founded the wireless semiconductor development project in February 2009 - but they're already showing off some interesting wares.  The ST-Ericsson U8500 uses an ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore SMP dual-core processor paired with the ARM Mali-400 OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG1.1 GPU; together, they're capable of outputting 1080p HD video in a smartphone form-factor.

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Broadcom licenses ARM Cortex-A9 processor tech

Broadcom licenses ARM Cortex-A9 processor tech

Broadcom is set to start to integrate the new ARM Coretex-A9 MPCore multicore processor into next generation mobile wireless and other consumer electronic products. Broadcom and ARM have announced that they have entered into a license agreement that will allow the use of the Cortex-A9 processor in Broadcom products.

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2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor unveiled

2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor unveiled

ARM processors have found their way inside all sorts of electronic devices that we know and love today from Smartphones to MIDs. ARM announced a new version of its Cortex-A9 processor today with dual cores capable of running at 2GHz and built from the TSMC 40nm-G process.

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