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Samsung 8-core Exynos 5 Octa chip revealed with two sets of four cores

Samsung 8-core Exynos 5 Octa chip revealed with two sets of four cores

CES 2013 has already brought some very exciting news about mobile processors, with NVIDIA revealing its Tegra 4 processor during its press conference earlier in the week. Not one to be outdone, Samsung today officially pulled the veil off its 8-core Exynos 5 Octa chip. Comprised of two sets of four cores, the Exynos 5 Octa is obviously geared toward keeping things moving fast and fluid, even when multiple applications are running on your mobile device.

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Arm Flycatcher chips aim for “years” of battery time

Arm Flycatcher chips aim for “years” of battery time

The Arm Holdings group have revealed this week their newest bit of architecture for microcontrollers based on their "Flycatcher" design, noting that this new technology will, amongst other things, offer "years of life from a single battery-pack." This new architecture will have one third less energy draw than its predecessors, they only offered with 8 and 16-bit capabilities while Arm's newest chip is capable of 32-bit processing. These bits of futuristic technology built with Cortex -M0+ architecture will have chip-makers building microprocessors with fabulously advanced capabilities at the same time as requiring what they say is "ultra low power."

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ARM Cortex-M0+ targets low power tech

ARM Cortex-M0+ targets low power tech

ARM have today announced an update to the ARM Cortex-M0 MCU, dubbed the Cortex-M0+. ARM say that this new version is the world’s most energy efficient microprocessor, and are targeting its use for sensors and control systems. The M0+ could also works its way into home appliances, lighting and power systems, as well as medical monitoring devices, as we push our way toward the so-called "Internet of Things".

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LG licenses ARM processor technology for home and mobile market push

LG licenses ARM processor technology for home and mobile market push

When it comes to the mobile market for tablets and smartphones, ARM is the biggest name on the block for mobile processors and GPUs. ARM has some competition from NVIDIA with the Tegra line, but ARM is certainly the more popular of the two. Intel has no significant presence in the Tablet and smartphone market thanks to the fact that its line of processors tend to consume too much power for lightweight portable devices.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. Monday we found out that the Samsung Galaxy Tab would cost in the area of $200 to $400 depending on subsidies from wireless carriers. We can assume that the Galaxy Tab will cost on the higher end of that range. Later in the day on Monday the pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Germany surfaced via Amazon. The price of the Tab sans contract was listed at €799 or about $1,030 here in the States.

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iPad Apple A4 SoC a single Cortex A8 chip?

iPad Apple A4 SoC a single Cortex A8 chip?

Just what's lurking inside Apple's iPad?  We know the company have developed their own SoC, the Apple A4, but so far there's plenty of mystery around what exactly that chipset entails.  Over at ArsTechnica they reckon it's a single 1GHz Cortex A8 core and a PowerVR SGX GPU (the latter quietly confirmed last week) based on information from multiple sources.  In fact, they go on to suggest, the magic of the Apple A4 SoC is not what it brings to the table, but what it leaves out.

ARM Cortex-M4 processor launches

ARM Cortex-M4 processor launches

Processors from ARM end up in all sorts of products from smartphones to automobiles and a myriad of other devices. The company seems to have a processor for just about every need. The latest processor from ARM is the Cortex-M4 that has been unveiled for digital signal control markets.

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Direct Insight TRITON-TX51 squeezes Cortex A8 computer onto a SODIMM module

Direct Insight TRITON-TX51 squeezes Cortex A8 computer onto a SODIMM module

Just how much can you squeeze onto a SODIMM-sized module?  If you're Direct Insight, you can fit an entire 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 based computer onto there: the TRITON-TX51 uses Freescale's i.MX515 system-on-chip (SoC) as well as 128MB each of RAM and NAND flash memory, two SDIO/SD Card ports, an LCD touchscreen controller capable of driving displays at up to 1,280 x 768 resolution, plus PAL/NTSC out.

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