Samsung Announces the Cortex A9 Dual-Core

Posted by at 7:01 am on September 7, 2010

Samsung today unveiled its new 1GHz ARM Cortex A9-based dual core processor, codenamed Orion, for -╦ťadvanced mobile applications’.

Orion is capable of simultaneously supporting two on-device display screens, while driving a third external display such as a TV or monitor through an HDMI interface. Built on a 45nm process, each 1GHz core is equipped with a 32KB data cache and a 32KB instruction cache. Also integrated is 1MB of L2 cache, which is designed to optimize multitasking.

Additionally, the new system-on-a-chip offers full 1080p video recording and playback at 30fps . Beside being some of the ne gen of mobiles, the CPU wil be used in netbooks and tablets.   Orion will become available late 2010 and will reach full-scale production in early 2011.

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