TI OMAP 5 Chips Bring 2GHz, 3D Video with 1080P


TI OMAP 5 Processor

Texas Instruments today announced the TI OMAP 5 Chipset, a processor that brings with it ARM’s new Cortex-A15 setup with 2GHz cores and a pair of low-power Cortex M4s for lower demand tasks.

According to TI the new cores should lend themselves to about a 50 percent increase in overall speeds over even other new cores such as the two-core Cortex-A9.

Even with the increase in power the new chipset is said to use 60 percent less power than a single-core OMAP 4 processor which will lend itself well to power hungry Smartphones.

According to Electronista:

The hardware promises the expected improvement performance but makes possible video that hadn’t been available before. With five times faster graphics, the chip can play 1080p video either in stereoscopic 3D or at a smooth 60 frames per second, either on the device or over HDMI. It can similarly handle up to four separate displays and has direct camera processsing of its own, such as image stabilization and face detection.

Production samples are expected in the second half of 2011, with such manufacturers as HP and Motorola being named as early adopters of the new chipset tech.

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