Mobile video teleconferencing, stereoscopic-3D and gesture recognition capabilities gain from OMAP 4 technology upgrades, including speeds of 1.5 GHz per CPU core.
Texas Instruments has recently announced that the OMAP4440 applications processor enhancements deliver performance improvements beyond the OMAP4430 processor, including 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. These performance advantages, along with other feature enhancements, reaffirm the OMAP 4 platform's ability to drive today's most coveted Smartphone and tablet user experiences, such as 1080p stereoscopic 3D (S3D), 1080p video conferencing and gesture recognition.
The OMAP 4 platform is an optimized system-on-chip (SOC) leveraging two ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore general-purpose processors, reaching speeds of 1.5 GHz per core, complemented by two ARM Cortex-M3 cores to power-efficiently offload time-critical and control tasks. 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-megapixels 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 innovations 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. As the second member of the OMAP 4 product family, the OMAP4440 processor's upgraded features and benefits include:
Two ARM Cortex-A9 MPCores optimized to 1.5 GHz each: 50% increase in overall performance; 33% reduction in webpage load time
End-to-end graphics acceleration enhancement (triangles per second, fill rate and shaders): 25% increase in overall graphics performance
Support for HDMI v1.4 3D modes: Full 1080p HD S3D playback to 3D TV
1080p60 video format support: 2x higher performance video playback
Support for up to two 12-megapixel cameras in parallel:
Higher stereoscopic resolution encode enabling stereo photography, which meets the same resolution previously experienced only with 2D photography
IVA 3 multimedia hardware accelerator: High quality video playback at low bit rates
Complete pin-to-pin hardware and software compatibility:
Easy migration from the OMAP4430 processors
The OMAP4440 applications processor will sample in first quarter 2011, with production expected by the second half of 2011.