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Nvidia boasts integrated Tegra LTE processor

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tegra? smartphone? LTE? CPU?

Nvidia has debuted its first fully integrated 4G LTE mobile processor for smartphones that the company said is significantly faster yet half the size of its nearest competitor. Previously codenamed "Project Grey," the Tegra 4i processor features 60 custom Nvidia GPU cores, a quad-core CPU based on ARM Cortex-A9 r4 CPU plus a fifth battery saver core and a version of the Nvidia i500 LTE modem optimised for integration.

Tegra 4i's 2.3GHz CPU uses the latest and greatest revision of Cortex-A9, which was defined by ARM with help from Nvidia, and claims to be the most efficient, highest performance CPU core in its class.

Using the same architecture as Tegra 4's GPU, Tegra 4i features five times the number of GPU cores of Tegra 3 for high-quality, console-quality gaming experiences and full 1080p HD displays. It also integrates an optimised version of the Nvidia i500 software-defined radio modem that provides LTE capabilities, and makes networking upgradability and scalability fast and easy.

Tegra 4i mobile processor's camera capabilities include the Nvidia Chimera Computational Photography Architecture. This touts the world's first always-on high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities, first tap to track functionality and first panoramic photos with HDR.

Nvidia also introduced its reference smartphone platform code-named "Phoenix" for the Tegra 4i processor. Phoenix is a blueprint that phone makers can reference in designing and building future Tegra 4i smartphones to help get them to market quicker, added the company.

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