TI upgrades OMAP processor

tiomap4440Dallas, Tex. — The OMAP4440 applications processor from Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) delivers significant performance improvements beyond the OMAP4430 predecessor, including a 50 percent increase in overall performance, a 1.25x increase in graphics performance, a 30 percent decrease in Webpage load time, a 2x increase in 1080p video playback performance and clock speeds as fast as 1.5 GHz per ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore.

The OMAP 4 platform is a highly-optimized system-on-chip (SOC) leveraging two ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore general-purpose processors, and complemented by two ARM Cortex-M3 cores. Targeted applications include smartphone and tablet user experiences, such as 1080p stereoscopic 3D (S3D), 1080p video conferencing and gesture recognition.

High-performance multimedia capabilities are provided by programmable cores including a POWERVR 3D graphics engine, TI IVA 3 for high-definition/multi-standard video, TI image signal processor (ISP) for high-quality/high-megapixel imaging, TI low-power audio processor and TI digital signal processor (DSP) based on the TI C64x DSP for natural user interface and signal processing optimized for mobile applications.

The OMAP 4 platform supports concurrent, high-performance processing and high-definition multimedia with dual, high-bandwidth memory channels. The platform is secured with TI M-Shield security, and delivers high performance within the small power budget of mobile devices by leveraging TI SmartReflex power and performance management technologies.

Samples of the OMAP4440 will be available in the first quarter of 2011, followed by production by the second half. These products are intended for high-volume wireless OEMs and ODMs and are not available through distributors.