Renesas is demonstrating its high performance 3D mobile platform, the MP5225, for Android-based smartphones at 4G World 2011 in Chicago (24-27 October, Renesas Mobile Stand 2025).
Incorporating dual ARM Cortex A9's running at 1.2 GHz and a multi-core PowerVR Series5XT MP Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) from Imagination Technologies, the platform represents a step towards delivering a games console quality experience on a mobile phone.
At the heart of the MP5225 platform is the R-Mobile APE5R low-power application processor, which includes the multi-core mobile graphics engine, PowerVR SGX543 MP2 from Imagination Technologies, to deliver 2D/3D graphics.
Renesas claims that the new MP5225 platform delivers more than five times the graphics performance of current generation devices, together with multi-core computing and high-end multimedia for advanced smartphones and mobile computing devices. The MP5225 will deliver higher frame rates for leading edge games and visually rich applications, including stereoscopic 3D, Augmented Reality and Navigation. High GPU performance means the Android user interface (UI), and UIs in all Android apps, will work at higher frame rates while opening new opportunities to drive either multiple screens, higher resolution screens (up to HD 1080p via HDMI), or stereoscopic 3D screens, without suffering loss of performance.