As manufactures add more and more features to mobile devices like MIDs and smartphones we need more and more powerful processors to handle the extra workload. Texas Instruments has unveiled a new processor called the OMAP3530 that is targeted at multimedia applications.
The new processor uses a 720MHz ARM Cortex-A8 core and a 520MHz TMS320C64x+ DSP. The combination inside the processor allows faster access to databases, spreadsheets, email, audio, video, and other content.
The solution is a single chip design and TI is looking at using the device for infotainment and point-of-sale devices. The Cortex-A8 core in the processor is capable of 1400MIPS and the chip has a POWERVR SGX subsystem for 3D graphics acceleration. The new OMAP3530 chip is available in different package sizes and with different options and can be down clocked to 600MHz.