Wednesday, October 3, 2007

New Samsung ARM Processor User Manual

The brand new Aplication Processor from Samsung is ready to get into production. Samsung is now sampling it to certain customers.

For those of you that can't wait to read more about this powerful chip, follow this link and get the full user manual/datasheet:

Rapidshare download link

Although in a lot of websites, you could read that is the processor in the iPhone, that is not true. The footprint, the peripherals and the memory map are different. For example, the S3C6400 doesn't have the PowerVR MBX 3D processor.

It is not the same chip that goes in the iPhone but is very similar: same core and some common peripherals. It has a powerful ARM1176JZF-S at 533MHz with H.264 video aceleration, TFT and TV output, USB OTG 2.0 HS and a NAND Flash controller able to boot directly from NAND Flash, among its features.

Looking for see it in new interesting devices for the beginning of this new year.

In 2009, the ARM Cortex-A8 processors and the new Intel, x86 based, PC-on-a-chip Moorestown platform, will fight for the new portable gadgets and the Mobile Internet Device (MID) category of devices.

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