TI is first to ship the high-performance ARM® Cortex™-A8 core, offering a 4x performance improvement over ARM9 family cores
Consumers are demanding products with more intuitive user interfaces, advanced graphics and the ability to connect any and all devices to the Internet. To empower designers to address these needs, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced at the TI Developer Conference (TIDC) (http://www.ti.com/tidc08multimedia) the availability of four new OMAP™ processors, based on the market's first broad offering of the ARM® Cortex™-A8 core, providing an unprecedented combination of laptop-like performance at handheld power levels in a single chip. With more than four times the processing power of today's 300 MHz ARM9 devices, the superscalar Cortex-A8 core runs up to 600 MHz and is integrated into four new OMAP35x™ applications processors for a wide range of possible applications, including portable navigation devices, Internet appliances and portable patient monitoring devices. For more details, see http://ti.com/omap3503pr.