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Samsung releases two ARM Cortex processors

1GHz on the move
Tue Sep 22 2009, 15:34

SAMSUNG HAS RELEASED two 1GHz ARM CORTEX-A8 based application processors.

The S5PC110 is targeted for small connected devices such as smartphones, while the S5PV210 is aimed at netbooks.

Samsung's Kwang Hyun Kim said that more PC power will be needed by mobile devices. This means that PC performance with lower power consumption will become a mainstream requirement for advanced mobile devices.

Kwang said that the S5PC110 and S5PV210 application processors will boldly enable a new level of user experience that apparently has never been boldly enabled before.

They can run on standard size batteries through a variety of low power technologies thanks to the company's 45nm Low Power fabrication process.

Each comes with 32KB data and 32KB instruction caches and a 512KB L2 cache. The 1GHz clock speed and relatively largish L2 cache means that these mobile processors can manage real-time web browsing and better user interfaces.

The S5PC110 and S5PV210 are equipped with a powerful built-in 3D graphics engine to better support 3D games. In addition, the two processors contain a full 1080p HD codec engine that supports 30fps full HD video playback and recording.

There is also a built-in HDMI1.3 interface that enables output of captured or downloaded mobile multimedia contents to an external HD digital display.

The S5PC110 is housed in a 0.5mm pitch, 14X14mm2 FBGA package that allows package-on-package vertical stacking of low power, multiple chip package (MCP) memory such as OneDRAM, mobile DDR and LP DDR2.

All this reduces the overall footprint of the memory and processor package so there are smaller muddy marks on the carpet.

The S5PV210 is packaged in a 0.65mm pitch, 17X17mm2 FBGA package with a high performance 2-channel 32-bit DDR2 memory interface.

These allegedly will get stuck into devices that will be in the shops by Christmas. µ



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