Texas Instruments OMAP 5 is Twice Faster than Cortex-A9

 

There’s really a lot of advanced technology that debut during the yearly Consumer Electronics Show. One of them is Texas Instruments unveiling of the OMAP 5 platform. It was only last year that OMAP 4 just started to power tablets and other mobile devices.

At CES 2012, Texas Instruments demoed an OMAP 5 – powered device running on an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Watching on Engadget’s video of the demo, the touchscreen reference design operates smoothly with displaying photos and series of videos. The OMAP 5 platform was told to have a great performance in graphic processing since it is a dual-GPU architecture plus more processing power and enhanced power management. OMAP 5 is the first Cortex-A15 on the market which was designed for smartphones, tablets and multimedia mobile devices.

Texas Instruments VP of OMAP mentioned that ” When running two Cortex-A15 chips at 800MHz, it’s more or less the same performance as running two Cortex-A9s at 1.5GHz.

TI OMAP 5 platform was tested and run on several systems with features but not limited to the list below.

a.) Perfectly runs Windows 8

b.) Easily plays 720p video at 30 frames per second

c.) Up to 1080p material at 64 frames per second

d.) Very smooth operation on Android 4.0.1

The OMAP 5 platform was expected to be seen on laptops, Netbooks and Ultrabooks running on Windows 8. To learn more Texas Instruments OMAP 5 platform, check out the video demo on Engadget or visit TI official site.

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