ARM Cortex-A17, MediaTek MT6595 (devices: H2’CY14), 50 billion ARM powered chips

ARM® Mid-range Mobile Solution [ARMflix YouTube channel, Feb 12, 2014]

ARM Enhances IP Suite for 2015 Mid-Range Mobile and Consumer Markets [press release, Feb 11, 2014]

    Highlights:

  • Latest suite of ARM® IP delivers today’s premium user experience in the mid-range mobile and consumer devices for 2015
  • ARM Cortex®-A17 processor delivers better efficiency and 60 percent more performance than the ARM Cortex-A9 processor, which is the current market leader by volume shipped
  • The ARM Mali-T720 GPU and ARM Mali-V500 video processor bring scalable, energy-efficient compact multimedia solutions to mid-range devices and are complemented by the ARM Mali™-DP500 display processor.

CAMBRIDGE, UK, FEB 11, 2014 – ARM today announced an enhanced suite of higher performance and more energy-efficient products specifically designed for the rapidly growing mid-range mobile and consumer electronics markets. The suite, comprised of processor, graphics processor and physical IP, is an update to ARM’s mid-range IP offering targeting devices for production in 2015 and beyond. The combination of the ARM Cortex-A17 processor and the ARM Mali-T720 GPU gives an enriched offering for mid-range mobile and other consumer applications such as smart TVs and Over-the-Top media devices.

“We expect to see a rich set of innovation in the mid-range mobile phone segment which is forecast to become a half a billion unit market annually from 2015 and the Cortex-A17 processor will be a key component in that growth,” said Ian Ferguson, vice president of segment marketing, ARM. “To date, the ARM Partnership has shipped more than 50 billion ARM-based chips and the continued broadening of our processor family will enable our partners to further optimize their offerings in existing and new product categories.”

More Performance, Greater Efficiency
The Cortex-A17 processor offers a 60 percent performance improvement over Cortex-A9 processors, enabling better power and area efficiency while supporting full-system coherency for ARM big.LITTLE™ processing using the CoreLink™ CCI-400 Cache Coherent Interconnect. Additional information on the Cortex-A17 processor can be found here.

The Mali-T720 GPU is a cost-optimized graphics solution targeted at entry-level Android devices developed to reduce an OEM’s manufacturing complexities and time-to-market. It supports the latest graphics and GPU computing APIs, including Open GL ES 3.0, OpenCL and RenderScript, extending the rich visual experience previously found only on today’s high-end smartphones and tablets. More detail on the Mali-T720 GPU can be found here. Additionally, the mid-range IP suite includes the Mali-V500 video solution, a very efficient and compact video processor delivering up to 4K resolutions and when combined with the new Mali-DP500 display controller, enables security from content to the glass.

Faster Time-To-Market Support
To enable SoC designers to combine their own IP in the most efficient and effective manner, ARM provides ARM POP™ IP implementation solutions on 28nm process technology. POP IP for the Cortex-A17 processor includes core-hardening acceleration technology and delivers 2.0+ GHz implementations. POP IP for the Mali-T720 GPU enables best-in-class area efficiency (fps/mm2) and market-leading power efficiency (fps/mW). It includes a proven RTL-GDS flow to easily reproduce complex implementations for a faster time to market. More information on POP IP featuring ARM Artisan® Physical IP can be found here.

Partner Quotes
MediaTek is committed to providing the world’s most compelling SoC solutions, and ARM technology builds the ideal foundation for fully integrated platforms with rich feature sets. The new ARM Cortex-A17 processor combines high performance with cost and efficiency, delivering an excellent user experience and a premium feature set, making it the best processing option available to continue our success in the mobile market,” said Johan Lodenius, chief marketing officer, MediaTek.

“As a leader in multimedia SoC solutions, Realtek sees the Cortex-A17 processor as continuing the ARM track record of delivering the right balance of performance and power to address the demand for new products,” said Jessy Chen, Executive Vice President of Realtek.

“Our rich experience and expertise in ARM SoC architectures, including Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A12, combined with our core strengths in advanced wireless telecommunications technologies makes VIA well-positioned to leverage the mid-range mobile devices opportunity with the ARM Cortex-A17 processor,” said Ker Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of VIA Telecom.

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See 3d party reports:

Update: MT6595—The world’s first 4G LTE octa-core smartphone SOC with ARM Cortex-A17 & Ultra HD H.265 codec support [Product page, March 13, 2014]

Overview

MediaTek MT6595 is a premium mobile platform with the world’s first 4G LTE octa-core smartphone SOC (system on a chip) powered by the latest ARM® Cortex®-A17 CPU.

MT6595 features ARM’s big.LITTLE™ architecture with MediaTek CorePilot™ technology to deliver a heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP) platform that unlocks the full power of all eight processor cores. MT6595 is also the world’s first mobile SOC with integrated low-power hardware support for H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video recording and playback, and Ultra HD video-playback support for H.264 and VP9 codecs.

Features

Integrated 4G LTE multi-mode modem

  • Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE with data rates up to 150Mbits/s downlink and 50Mbits/s uplink
  • DC-HSPA+ (42Mbits/s), TD-SCDMA and EDGE for legacy 2G/3G networks
  • 30+ 3GPP RF support to meet operator needs worldwide

World-class multimedia subsystems

  • H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback
  • Ultra HD video playback for H.264 & VP9
  • 20MP camera capability and high-definition WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display controller
  • MediaTek ClearMotion™ technology eliminates motion jitter and ensures smooth video playback at 60fps on mobile devices
  • MediaTek MiraVision™ technology for DTV-grade picture quality

First MediaTek mobile platform with 802.11ac


  • Comprehensive complementary connectivity solution with 802.11ac
  • Multi-GNSS positioning systems, including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo and QZSS
  • Bluetooth LE and ANT+ for ultra-low power connectivity with fitness tracking devices

World’s first multimode wireless charging receiver IC

  • Multi-standard inductive and resonant wireless charging functionality
  • Supported by MediaTek’s companion multimode wireless-power receiver IC

See also: MediaTek is repositioning itself with the new MT6732 and MT6752 SoCs for the “super-mid market” just being born, plus new wearable technologies for wPANs and IoT are added for the new premium MT6595 SoC [‘Experiencing the Cloud’, March 4, 2014]

MediaTek Announces MT6595, World’s First 4G LTE Octa-Core Smartphone SOC with ARM Cortex-A17 and Ultra HD H.265 Codec Support [press release, Feb 11, 2014]

MediaTek CorePilot™ Heterogeneous Multi-Processing Technology enables outstanding performance with leading energy efficiency

TAIWAN, Hsinchu – 11 February, 2014 – MediaTek today announces the MT6595, a premium mobile solution with the world’s first 4G LTE octa-core smartphone SOC powered by the latest Cortex-A17™ CPUs from ARM®.

The MT6595 employs ARM’s big.LITTLE™ architecture with MediaTek’s CorePilot™ technology to deliver a Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) platform that unlocks the full power of all eight cores. An advanced scheduler algorithm with adaptive thermal and interactive power management delivers superior multi-tasking performance and excellent sustained performance-per-watt for a premium mobile experience.

Excellent Performance-Per-Watt

  • Four ARM Cortex-A17™, each with significant performance improvement over previous-generation processors, plus four Cortex-A7™ CPUs
  • ARM big.LITTLE™ architecture with full-system coherency performs sophisticated tasks efficiently
  • Integrated Imagination Technologies PowerVR™ Series6 GPU for high-performance graphics

Integrated 4G LTE Multi-Mode Modem

  • Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE with data rates up to 150Mbits/s downlink and 50Mbits/s uplink
  • DC-HSPA+ (42Mbits/s), TD-SCDMA and EDGE for legacy 2G/3G networks
  • 30+ 3GPP RF bands support to meet operator needs worldwide

World-Class Multimedia Subsystems

  • World’s first mobile SOC with integrated, low-power hardware support for the new H.265 Ultra HD (4K2K) video record & playback, in addition to Ultra HD video playback support for H.264 & VP9
  • Supports 24-bit 192 kHz Hi-Fi quality audio codec with high performance digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) to head phone >110dB SNR
  • 20MP camera capability and a high-definition WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display controller
  • MediaTek ClearMotion™ technology eliminates motion jitter and ensures smooth video playback at 60fps on mobile devices
  • MediaTek MiraVision™ technology for DTV-grade picture quality

First MediaTek Mobile Platform Supporting 802.11ac

  • Comprehensive complementary connectivity solution that supports 802.11ac
  • Multi-GNSS positioning systems including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo and QZSS
  • Bluetooth LE and ANT+ for ultra-low power connectivity with fitness tracking devices

World’s First Multimode Wireless Charging Receiver IC

  • Multi-standard inductive and resonant wireless charging functionality available
  • Supported by MediaTek’s companion multimode wireless power receiver IC

“MediaTek is focused on delivering a full-range of 4G LTE platforms and the MT6595 will enable our customers to deliver premium products with advanced features to a growing market,” said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit.

“Congratulations to MediaTek on being in a leading position to implement the new ARM Cortex-A17 processor in mobile device”, said Noel Hurley, Vice President and Deputy General Manager, ARM Product Division. “MediaTek has a keen understanding of the smartphone market and continues to identify innovative ways to bring a premium mobile experience to the masses.”

The MT6595 platform will be commercially available by the first half of 2014, with devices expected in the second half of the year.

Celebrating 50 Billion shipped ARM-powered Chips [ARM News Blog, Feb 12, 2014]

We’re celebrating! In Q4 of 2013 ARM partners shipped an impressive 2.9 billion ARM-powered chips, taking the full year total to 10 billion chips. ARM has now reached the 50 billion chips milestone and it’s all thanks to our partners for making this milestone achievement possible!

With our partners we continue to drive industry innovation as computing shifts into new and diverse form factors such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the expanded mobile experience to name just a few. Then there is the role our ecosystem is playing in the transformation of enterprise computing.

To highlight this major achievement and to show how ARM technology has driven key advances in computing for the past 20 years (and the shift to mobile computing) we’ve launched our very own site to celebrate. Visit ww.50billionchips.com and check out the latest blogs, videos, and competitions. We adding new content all the time, so keep checking in!

ARM – 50 Billion Chips [www.50billionchips.com, Feb 8, 2014], here is only the infographics (click to see the ARM timeline, etc.)

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About Nacsa Sándor

Lazure Kft. • infokommunikációs felhő szakértés • high-tech marketing • elérhetőség: snacsa@live.com Okleveles villamos és automatizálási mérnök (1971) Munkahelyek: Microsoft, EMC, Compaq és Digital veterán. Korábban magyar cégek (GDS Szoftver, Computrend, SzáMOK, OLAJTERV). Jelenleg Lazure Kft. Amire szakmailag büszke vagyok (időrendben visszafelé): – Microsoft .NET 1.0 … .NET 3.5 és Visual Studio Team System bevezetések Magyarországon (2000 — 2008) – Digital Alpha technológia vezető adatközponti és vállalati szerver platformmá tétele (másokkal együttes csapat tagjaként) Magyarországon (1993 — 1998) – Koncepcionális modellezés (ma használatos elnevezéssel: domain-driven design) az objektum-orientált programozással kombinált módon (1985 — 1993) – Poszt-graduális képzés a miniszámítógépes szoftverfejlesztés, konkurrens (párhuzamos) programozás és más témákban (1973 — 1984) Az utóbbi időben általam művelt területek: ld. lazure2.wordpress.com (Experiencing the Cloud) – Predictive strategies based on the cyclical nature of the ICT development (also based on my previous findings during the period of 1978 — 1990) – User Experience Design for the Cloud – Marketing Communications based on the Cloud
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