September 23, 2010

Marvell Unveils 1.5GHz Tri-Core Processor for Smartphones and Tablet


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  Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today introduced the world's first 1.5 GHz tri-core application processor, the Marvell ARMADA 628. This product incorporates a full System-on-a-Chip design (SoC) with three high performance Marvell-designed, ARM-compliant CPU cores operating as the world's first commercially available heterogeneous, multi-core, applications processor.

Marvell ARMADA 628

About ARMADA 628

  The ARMADA 628 is based on a Marvell-designed ARM v7 MP compatible CPU offering 1.5 GHz performance. It offers support to use LP-DDR2 or DDR3 memory up to 533 MHz, a highly flexible display controller capable of driving four simultaneous displays at up to 2K x 2K resolution, and a highly robust security subsystem that includes a secure execution processor. An integrated 3D engine renders 200 million triangles per second for an immersive game play experience and a multi-format video engine supports dual stream 1080p video for a true 3D visual experience. In addition, the ARMADA 628 supports DirectX, Open GL ES 2.0, and Open VG 1.1 – ensuring complete compatibility with the most hotly anticipated mobile game titles. ARMADA 628 supports RIM OS, Android, Linux, Windows Mobile, and full Adobe Flash.

Key Features

  • World's first "tri-core" application processor
    • Up to 1.5 GHz for the two main cores and 624 MHz for the third low power core
    • "Heterogeneous  multiprocessing" with "hardware-based Cache Coherence"
    • 1 MB System Level 2 Cache
    • Platform leading multimedia capabilities, including support for both WMMX2 and NEON acceleration; and a highly optimized pipelined VFPv3 floating point engine
    • Member of the ARMADA family of processors for easy software porting
  • 1080p dual stream 3D video applications (30 FPS, multi-format)
  • Ultimate 3D graphics performance with quad unified shaders for 200 million triangles per second (MT/s)
  • High performance, integrated image signal processor (ISP)
  • Ability to project images on multiple simultaneous displays
    • 2 LCDs
    • 1 HDMI
    • 1 advanced EPD controller
  • Peripherals support: USB 3.0 Superspeed Client, MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, HDMI with integrated PHY, UniPro, Slimbus, SPMI

The ARMADA 628 is currently available for sampling to customers.

 

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