Skip to comments.TI Reveals OMAP 5: The First ARM Cortex A15 SoC ( Planned for 2012 )
Posted on 02/08/2011 2:06:12 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
TI sure does have impeccable timing. Not 12 hours after we published our LG Optimus 2X and NVIDIA Tegra 2 review, complete with a discussion of the 2011 SoC space, did TI announce its OMAP 5 SoC.
OMAP 5 will go into production in the second half of 2011 and ship in phones during the second half of 2012. Its a 28nm SoC with significant architectural upgrades compared to the OMAP 4.
While the OMAP 4 integrates a pair of ARM Cortex A9 cores, OMAP 5 features two ARM Cortex A15 cores. TI already announced that it was ARMs first licensee of the Cortex A15, so the OMAP 5 announcement is not too surprising.
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What f’ing language is this ???
>>...so the OMAP 5 announcement is not too surprising.<<
Yeah, that is what I was thinking.
Or what programming language would be used with the processor?
Or what devices this might show up in...
Answer there is ...generally mobile devices such as Smartphones and Tablets...maybe low end...netbooks...
I think I’m gonna be giving out a lot of e-wedgies on this thread! Line up, nerds!
“What fing language is this ???”
Ya. I agree. I think Jim R needs to create a new forum category for this kind of thing.
Maybe Blofeld and Sukhoi would be happier over in it too.
Well... I guess this is a great development. Is it going to be made in America??
I have a TI engineer friend who goes to Shanghai. So I’m worried.
lol! A much better and more pithy response than what I had in mind.
My motivation for posting all of this technical stuff is that ...someone might want to have an idea what is coming next before they sign up for a 2-year plan with a Telecom Carrier for a snazzy little pocket device.
Believing that the life span of a device might mirror that of PC's ...which seems to be somewhere around 5 to 10 years for many on this forum!
“I, for one, would like to thank ‘Gabby’ Shimpi for this story. Not only was it Authentic Silicon Valley Gibberish, it said somehting that really needed to be said.”
[with apologies to the scriptwriters of the movie Blazing Saddles]
Leatherneck: What language? Why, it’s Geek. Don’t you recognize it?
Ernest: This looks way cool.
Leatherneck, again: Make fun of us all you want, but do you know what you call a Geek five years after he graduates from engineering school?
Title was very Geekish...but we are suppose to stay with unmodified titles...
OMAP is Texas Instruments naming of their SoC---(System on a Chip) processor.
ARM is the name of the UK Company known as ARM Holdings PLC...stock ticker symbol is ARMH.
Note from a Financial Source:
By George DeVaux
About this article:
The types of computing units continue to proliferate. Nvidia and ARM Holdings are now competing with old-guard stalwarts Intel and Advanced Micro Devices for new business -- and for investor interest. Who will win? ARM dominates the mobile device sector with a greater than 90% share. The mobile device sector is the glamour child in the retail sector, with Apple generating the most positive news. ARM is an intellectual property company. It develops the design and licenses others to do the actual manufacturing. Therefore, it does not require the mammoth capital investments required for chip manufacturing. ARM boasts more than 200 companies as licensees, so it's almost certain to have at least a few winners in its portfolio at all times. Investors have recognized the value inherent in outstanding execution of this business model. The result is a market cap of $12...
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And this is a Dated article as today ARMH is just under $30.00.
I want one ...and soon.
I wonder how much money is going to be spent by the population chasing all of these incredible devices....?
“somehting” - What language is this? ;-)
As for the TI announcement - glad to hear it!
As for whose a Nerd - well - you guys all called me a nerd when I had my ham radio hand-held back in the 80’s... Now you’re all driving around with these Bluetooth head-sets and you can’t be parted from them... whose the Nerd Now Dude! ;-)
They might be ahead slightly ahead of the TMSC Fab in Taiwan.
I think they are doing 28 nm chips...now or very soon.
But I am reverting to the geekish language now.
>> I wonder how much money is going to be spent by the population chasing all of these incredible devices....?
Yep. I could kick myself for not buying TXN in 2009 when they were at $15, and throwing off a 3% dividend to boot. They’re sitting on a mountain of cash too. Thought about it... woulda, coulda, shoulda.
TI is a good company. I use quite a few of their parts (nothing this exotic though).
Well, I don’t have a ‘BlueTooth’ and am not even 100% sure what it is. My cell phone stays turned OFF unless I am making a call — which is NEVER when I am driving/riding.
Of course, I stil have an affinity for the old HP-41CX, have a collection of about 30 Hewlitt-Packard calculators and know how to program them and have used nothing but RPN since 1981. I never cared much for TI’s stuff.
Is it possible to be a half-Nerd?
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