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TI to Transform Mobile Devices with Multi-core OMAP 5, Two Cores Clocked up to 2GHz Each

At first, this news about Texas Instruments’ new OMAP 5 may come across as too little too late when you look at what NVIDIA and Qualcomm are doing in the mobile processing game, but then you read the stat sheet and realize they still have a chance.  Their new multi-core OMAP 5 will sport two ARM Cortex-A15 cores that can each be clocked up to 2Ghz, but will also have two separate Cortex-M4 cores for offloading real-time processing from the Cortex-A15 cores to “improve low-level control and responsiveness.”  They expect to see 3x the overall performance and a 5x graphics improvement as compared to their OMAP 4, but with a 60 percent power reduction.  Talk about a beast.

The OMAP 5  will start sampling in the second half of 2011 and could be in devices by the second half of 2012.  We’re still a ways out here, but that won’t stop us from drooling a little.

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Via:  PR Newswire

  • Anonymous

    Quad-core Tegras will be out by the time this is out.

  • Anonymous

    So why can’t TI put these OMAP 5s on graphing calculators?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    stories like this are exactly why the currently announced “new” phones and tablets give me little excitement…. the stuff soon to come is going to crush what we think is the shizzz right now. The Thunderbolt and the Xoom… bw ha ha

    If it is in production right now, I won’t want it. just wait a few months to see what comes.

  • tommytmt

    Haha welcome to the era of 30 min battery life! …

  • http://twitter.com/_mrbirdman_ Stephen Bird

    TI M-Shield = Efuse

  • Romma1

    My head is spinning… The next phone I buy will be obsolete before I can even decide what it will be!

  • PyroHoltz

    I want two 2GHz cores w/ two more 300MHz cores for low duty(background) tasks and 8GB of RAM in my phone please. :-D

  • Amiel

    I’ll take ARM architecture over most anything else.

  • Shindo107

    One ring to rule them all…

  • Andrew Hewitt

    Just in time for the end of the world!

    • Dr.DarknesSx

      Probably a Google “NeXuS Ultimate” Android phone powered with Android 4.0 and this processor will take over the world (and kill steve jobs) then just destroy it with a beam from outer space. (Google launched Android in outer space in the past, so Androids learned how to go there)

      What a Story! Someone make it a movie quick!!!! i`m excited now lol

      • Same Guy ^

        What`s wrong with ALL these = and in my comment O_o
        corrections:

        and no “” after the “lol” -_-

  • Stray1

    FINALLY, some headway in the power consumption department. It drives me crazy that processing speed take sup so much headlines when a standard smartphone lasts about a day and a half with moderate use.
    A “60% power reduction” could really make a difference.

    • dmass

      That likely refers to 60% of power required today to achieve the same level of performance. i.e. 3x as much power as a SoC uses today for 5x the performance.

      • dmass

        Which will result in a net reduction in power per performance if batteries are able to improve more than 3x which they probably won’t.

    • NewsWorthy

      A day and a half? You must be hypermiling your phone. I am having trouble getting my DX to last through a day.
      ~ Slim ~

  • dmass

    Just FYI, ARM’s Cortex-A15 is not for ultra-mobile devices (smartphones, tablets). It is designed for low-power servers and laptops.

  • Djyosnow

    Battery life? Next to nothing? We needed this? Meh…

  • Anonymous

    Yea but by the time this comes out, Nvidia will have a quad core clocking at 4GHz

  • Anonymous

    Yea but by the time this comes out, Nvidia will have a quad core clocking at 4GHz

  • Mth2134

    And once we harness mobile nuclear processing, TI is proud to slap it in a phone. Free biohazard suit with every purchase.

  • Mth2134

    And once we harness mobile nuclear processing, TI is proud to slap it in a phone. Free biohazard suit with every purchase.

  • Anonymous

    and i jizzed in my pants

  • Anonymous

    and i jizzed in my pants

  • http://FB.com/AndroidTaskForce Chris Gustafson

    Eh. I like Qualcomm Snapdragons better.

  • Anonymous

    We know Moto is planning a Droid Second Edition X: Droid SE X

    The Droid Third Edition X should have this processor and it should be named: Droid TE X

    • Carpatus

      Eh, I like the name Droid X^2 (squared) better. I think it just has a better ring to it.

      • Anonymous

        and it makes a funny face.

    • DBK

      Lol I see what you did there :P

    • Anonymous

      You certainly enjoy that joke, don’t you?

    • Cgmartin33

      I want the Droid Sex…you can keep the Tex.

    • Anonymous

      I’m from Texas(Houston), and have stock in TI, I say TE X is awesome! …most likely bias though haha

      DX FTW!!

    • Anonymous

      …alright my last comment was kinda pointless but it’s 4am here and I’m pretty drunk haha, give me a break, but seriously this processor SCREAMS future of phones!! …can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

    no one man should have all that power

  • Anonymous

    lol ok MNM that was not your funniest even though I am smirking and shaking my head at that one LOL

    • Anonymous

      MNM? Now this looks like a job for me. So everybody, just follow me. Cause we need a little, controversy… ;-)

      • Anonymous

        oh i see what you did there

      • Anonymous

        LOL, Droid Life Rapper in the HOUSE!!!!!! lol

  • Anonymous

    I would really like to see something like this in the second Gen Xoom, even though it’s Bad A$$ right know we all know that mobile technology is growing faster by the day with the new processors running out there.

    I for one would like to see this type of processor on my phone as welll as in my tablet :)

  • TRDRACER21

    THATS REALLY FAST YOU DONT NEED THAT MUCH POWER ON A PHONE DUAL CORE 1GHZ IS PLENTY I THINK!

    • Anonymous

      It’s so fast, you’ll even have time to punctuate and capitalize appropriately while you type.

    • Shindo107

      …Which brings me to my next point. Don’t smoke crack!