Samsung introduces 1GHz "iPhone" processor

Samsung introduces 1GHz "iPhone" processor

Samsung along with Texas-based Intrinsity has come up with a 45nm ARM Cortex-A8 processor, a potential rival to Intel's nascent Moorestown.
The new chip that is designed for devices such as iPhone can deliver 2000DMIPS at 1GHz, which makes it one of the fastest processors in the present day world.
Speaking on the topic, Samsung Electronics' Jae Cheol Son said, "The biggest challenge in mobile processor core design and implementation is to achieve high clock speed performance while keeping the power consumption low."
Instruction caches, 32KB data and an ARM Neon multi-media extension are some of the features associated with the new chip, code-named Hummingbird. It may be noted here that iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre are already using ARM Cortex A8 architecture.
Samsung S5PC100 is powering 3GS at the speed of 600MHz.
Toshiba TG01 smartphone is using Qualcomm's 1GHz ARM chip.
The mobile processor has been working hard to attain high clock speed performance without compromising on power consumption.

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