The Linux- and Android-friendly “JaguarBoard” SBC, based on a 64-bit quad core Atom processor, has achieved 600 percent of its Kickstarter funding goal.
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first 64bit quad-core processor for high-end routers. The BCM4908 enables OEMs and service providers to deliver the extra CPU power needed for smart home and Internet of Things applications while unleashing the higher Internet speeds coming into the home. For more CES news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
Japanese microprocessor start-up PEZY Computing has introduced a MIPS64-based PEZY-SC2 family of many-core chips for supercomputers and HPC applications that will scale up to 4096 processing nodes.
As expected, chipset maker Qualcomm has officially announced its most powerful mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 820, which is manufactured on the 14nm FinFET technology.
MediaTek, whose chips now are stuffed inside low-end, mid-range and top-shelf handsets in Asia (including the recently announced HTC One M9 Plus) has announced two new chipsets designed for tablets. The MT8163 and MT8736 SoCs both feature four cores and 64-bit architecture. But there are some major differences between the two.
Yesterday, Rockchip had an event for their Atom x3-C3230RK SoCs (previously known as Sofia) developed in collaboration with Intel, and upcoming Android 5.1 tablets and smartphones based on the new platform, as well as progress with their first 64-bit ARM SoC (RK3368) that is now integrated into Android TV boxes, albeit still in development. Padnews wrote a summary of the event, but in this post I’ll focus on Rockchip RK3368 hardware.
Android and Windows smartphone users will experience a new level of performance with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 810 chip, set to go into devices later this year. But the company is teeing up an even faster and more power-efficient successor, the first chip based on its homegrown 64-bit architecture.
Last summer we were telling you the low-cost chip maker was working towards a 64-bit chip that will bestow cheap Android tablets 4K video capabilities.
At this point, it's a public secret that Qualcomm's upcoming 64-bit Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor will reign inside the biggest, baddest Android smartphones and tablets of 2015. If you aren't up to speed with what this beast is made of, you should have a quick look at its technological profile. No matter if you are from team NVIDIA, or team MediaTek, or team Intel, you are bound to end up impressed!
Qualcomm announced the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 all the way back in April and said that the chipset was planned for release in the first half of 2015. Last week, the clock speeds of the 810 were revealed; and, soon afterwards, it was rumored that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 could be delayed because of issues with the Qualcomm SoC. Now, Qualcomm is trying to calm fears, but it isn't doing so well.
Everyone seems to be jumping on the 64bit bandwagon these days. Apple started the 64bit race with the introduction of Iphone 5S last year. Now major processor manufacturers Samsung, Qualcomm and MediaTek are rushing towards the 64bit era. As you probably know by now, Huawei makes their own processors under the HiSilicon brand name and until now we didn’t had any information about Huawei’s plans regarding the 64bit processors.
The ARM RISC architecture was introduced with the advent of ARMV4 and ARM7. This architecture could handle minimal instructions, and almost had no ability to perform mathematical calculations. With the inception of ARMv7 architecture, the processor design is drastically changed and immensely popular. One of the major segments in which the ARM operates, is in mobility devices. ARMv7 has facilitated its foray beyond the traditional ARM market. ARMv7 has three different profiles: Application, Real-time and Microcontrollers.
Actions Semiconductor launches their ATM7059 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support, at 1.6Ghz on 28nm on UMC's HLP 28nm process with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU, now showing ATM7059 samples in 10.1" 1280x800 tablet samples and shipping the platform through mass production in the first month of 2015 with Android 5.0 Lollipop support.
From smartphones, tablets and servers, ARM's 64-bit processors could soon spread to multifunction printers, storage and networking devices. Chip maker AppliedMicro early next month will announce a new family of ARM-based chips called Helix, which is targeted at embedded devices and appliances used in data centers and offices. The company will share more details about the product family during a session at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, California, early next month.
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