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2GHz integrated chip to power portable computers

Posted: 20 Sep 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:I/O controller? video engine?

A 40nm SoC built around ARM Technologies' dual-core 2GHz Cortex-A9 MPCore is now available for ultra-thin laptops, all-in-one desktops, netbooks, tablets, and other mobile systems that demand high power efficiency. The NuSmart 2816 is a full computer system that also integrates a multicore 2D/3D graphics processor, 64bits DDR2/3-1066 memory controller, 1080p multi-format video engine, SATA2 controller, USB2, Ethernet, together with general I/O controllers.

The SoC is made using multilayer hybrid interconnection technology, multilevel fine grain power management technology and an advanced 40nm manufacture process that make it power efficient, consuming less than 2W running at 1.6GHz.

"We believe this solution will bring a totally different user experience to customers and will reshape the main stream computing market," Vince Zhou, general manager of Nufront's System Chip Division, said.

ARM executive vice president for marketing Ian Drew said the combination of the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and the Mali-400 MP graphics processor "provides an industry leading scalable solution to address the high performance demands of general computing." "This product brings together compelling 2D & 3D graphics acceleration with high performance processing capability and leading edge ARM Physical IP all within a low power profile," he added.

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