Texas Instruments (TI) expects to release a competitive multicore chipset to rival the quad-core offerings through hybrid architecture that will increase energy efficiency and extend battery life by the first half of 2012.
The TI OMAP4470 chip registers a clock speed of 1.8 GHz and uses two 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores integrated with two 266 MHz ARM M3 cores for handling multimedia functions.
TI will also include support for the PowerVR SGX544 graphics engine to give a powerful multimedia experience and support for DirectX 9, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenVG 1.1, and OpenCL 1.1.
The multicore OMAP4470 processor beats current market implementations with 1.8 GHz clock speeds, an 80 percent increase in Web browsing performance, increased memory bandwidth, a 2.5x boost in graphics functionality using the POWERVR™ SGX544 core from Imagination Technologies, and a unique hardware composition engine.
Mobile computing and gaming applications for Android, Linux and the next version of Microsoft Windows will benefit from the OMAP4470 processor’s capabilities.
In addition, the Texas Instruments chip will support a QXGA 2048 x 1536 resolution display and up to three additional display sources.
Manufacturers will receive samples in the second half of 2011.