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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa aimed at mobile devices

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:application processor? big-little? smartphone? tablets? Wi-Fi?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has uncloaked its latest application processor that features an eight-core ARM big-little architecture based on the Cortex-A15 CPU. According to the company, the Exynos 5 Octa is the world's first mobile application processor to implement the new concept of processing architecture to offer optimal core use. Boasting eight cores to draw fromfour Cortex-A15 cores for processing-intense tasks along with Cortex-A7 quad cores for lighter workloadsthe Exynos 5 Octa enables mobile devices to achieve maximum performance, added Samsung.

The Exynos processor will be manufactured using Samsung's latest 28nm High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low power process and power-saving design, which increases the power efficiency of the processor by minimising the static current leakage. The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa claims to enhance the powerful 3D graphics processing capabilities by more than two-times over the Exynos 4 Quad.

In addition, the Exynos 5 Octa is powerful enough to drive WQXGA (2560x1600) display, the best crystal-clear resolution currently available for mobile devices, enabling users to enjoy crisper video images on their premium smartphones and tablets.

By adopting e-MMC 5.0 and USB 3.0 interface for the first time in the industry, the Exynos application processor boasts fast data transfer speed, a feature that is increasingly required to support advanced processing power on mobile devices so that users can fully experience upgraded mobile computing such as faster booting, web browsing and 3D game loading.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa incorporates a full HD 60fps video hardware codec engine for 1080p video recording and play-back, an embedded 13MP 30fps image signal processor interface for high-quality camera functionality, and 12.8GB/s memory bandwidth interface that enables Full HD Wi-Fi display.

The device is scheduled for mass-production in 2Q13

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