Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Marvell's ARMADA 3-core Processor Targets Mobile Devices

Marvell introduced a 1.5 GHz tri-core application processor designed for delivering dual stream 1080p 3D video for Smartphones and tablets. The ARMADA 628 features three ARM-compliant CPU cores (including one optimized for ultra low-power), along with six additional processing engines to support 3D graphics, 1080p video encode/decode, ultra high fidelity audio, advanced cryptography, and digital photo data processing -- for a total of nine dedicated core functions.

The company said its ARMADA 628 could be used in mobile devices capable of playing more than 10 hours of full 1080p HD video or 140 hours of music on a single charge while still providing 3 GHz of raw computational horsepower. The ARMADA 628 is also designed to be the first mobile CPU to provide high-speed USB 3.0 connectivity, which offers 10x faster performance than USB 2.0.

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