Texas Instruments (TI) announced its new OMAP4470 multi-core application processor designed to deliver the perfect balance between processing power, graphics, display subsystem functionality and multilayered user interface (UI) composition. The power-efficient processor has a multi-core structure, sporting two ARM Cortex A9 MPcores running up to 1.8GHz per core, two ARM Cortex-M3 cores for handling multimedia and POWERVR SGX544 graphics core with support for DirectX, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenVG 1.1, and OpenCL 1.1.
With hardware composition engine with dedicated 2D graphics core, the OMAP4470 frees GPU to manage intensive tasks. It features dual-channel 466MHz LPDDR2 memory enabling up to 7.5 GB/s of throughput to composite the graphics and/or video data output. It supports up to three HD displays, up to QXGA 2048×1536 resolution and HDMI output with stereoscopic 3D.
TI’s OMAP4470 processor works not only with Android and Linux but also the next version of ARM-enabled Windows OS. The 45nm OMAP4470 processor is expected to sample in the second half of 2011, with devices expected to hit the market in first half 2012
|Two ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCores™ running up to 1.8GHz per core||80% increase in Web browsing performance|
|Two ARM Cortex-M3 cores||Smart multicore processing optimized for low-power and real-time responsiveness|
|SGX544 graphics core||2.5x overall graphics performance increase; support for DirectX, OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenVG 1.1, and OpenCL 1.1|
|Hardware composition engine with dedicated 2D graphics core||Frees GPU to manage intensive tasks; maximizes power-efficiency|
|Display subsystem||Supports as many as three HD displays and up to QXGA (2048×1536) resolution; HDMI supporting stereoscopic 3D|
|Dual-channel, 466 MHz LPDDR2 memory||Higher memory bandwidth enables rendering and compositing of multilayer content at high resolutions|
|Complete pin-to-pin hardware and software compatibility||Rapid transition and maximum re-use of investment from OMAP4430 and OMAP4460 processors|