Posts Tagged ‘Cortex-A9’
India gets ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10s tablet, running Android 2.2 (Froyo) for $350 USD.
The ViewPad 10s tablet has a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) capacitive multi-touch LED backlit display (200nits). It is powered by 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 250 SMP dual Cortex-A9 processor, 512MB of DDR2 (667MHz) memory and 512MB NAND Flash storage.
Yesterday, SmartDevices (or SmartQ) released two new Android ICS tablets in China – TEN3 and T20.
Both tablets run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) and are powered by TI OMAP4 (Texas Instruments) processors.
The T20 (above right) has a 10.1-inch IPS screen with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, powered by a 1.5GHz – 1.8Ghz TI OMAP 4470 dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX544 graphics chip , 1GB memory and 16GB of NAND flash storage.
Yesterday, Acer released officially its new 10.1-inch Acer ICONIA TAB A200 tablet.
The A200 tablet is comes in two colors – Titanium Gray or Metallic Red. It is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core A9 processor, 1GB of memory and 8 GB/ 16 GB eMMC storage, which can expand up to an additional 32GB via the micro SD card reader.
The ICONIA TAB A200 tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) WXGA capacitive multitouch LCD display and its connectivity include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, GPS, a 2MP front camera, a micro USB (client) and a Full Size USB 2.0 port (host).
Yesterday, Samsung announced its Exynos 5250 – Industry’s first Cortex-A15 mobile processor.
Samsung developed its Exynos 5250 – the first 2.0 GHz dual-core processor based on Cortex-A15. The processor utilizes 32nm high-k metal gate low-power process technology and its performance is two times better than that of current 1.5GHz dual-core CPU based on Cortex-A9. Also, the Exynos 5250 ARM processor is designed to support WQXGA displays with 2560 x 1600 resolutions.
On November 16th (2011), Onkyo announced the launch of its 10.1-inch SlatePad TA2C – Android 3.2 business tablet, in Japan.
The Onkyo SlatePad TA2C is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 250 dual core Cortex A9 processor, 1GB LP-DDR2 (600MHz) memory and 16GB of flash storage. The tablet has a 10.1-inch (1280×800) wide TFT LED backlit glossy LCD capacitive display with 10-finger multi-touch support and two cameras – 2MP front and 5MP rear (with autofocus).
Nvidia’s Kal-El Tegra 3 processor and its “Companion” core (or the “Ninja Core”) on Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Not long ago, when Tegra 2 and dual-core processors were being discussed, they were assumed to be power hungry, not useful for mobile devices, and Nvidia proved that as untrue, after the launch of its Tegra 2 platform.
And now, the Kal-El processor implements NVIDIA’s new Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing (vSMP) technology, which includes a fifth processor core or the “Companion” core. That core is built using a special low power silicon process that executes tasks at low frequency, while the four main quad cores are built in a standard silicon process to reach higher frequencies and consume less power than previous dual core processors. All five cores are identical ARM Cortex A9 processors, individually enabled and disabled based on the work load, via aggressive power gating.
Yesterday, ARCHOS announced exact availability date and prices of its G9 Android tablets.
The G9 Tablets will launch with Android 3.2 Honeycomb and the G9 range will be available in 20,000 stores worldwide, featuring an ultra fast dual-core CPU – up to 1.5 GHz, Android Market, 1080p HD video and storage capacity up to 250GB.