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ST offers dual-core Cortex-A9 processor for embedded apps

7/29/2010 04:02 PM EDT
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Peter Clarke
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re: ST offers dual-core Cortex-A9 processor for embedded apps
Peter Clarke   7/30/2010 1:55:08 PM
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@Neo1 I suspect that ST will have a number of different dual-core chips aimed at a number of applications. The more consumer-oriented versions (such as with 800-MHz clock frequency and GPU) tend to be kept quieter until the console/tablet/netphone/PMP is in the channel to the customers.

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Neo10   7/30/2010 4:04:41 AM
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This is a promising platform from ST but if they could have squeezed out another 200Mhz it could found it's way in to much larger applications and made it more interesting. How about gaming consoles with a GPU on that?

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eewiz   7/30/2010 3:26:25 AM
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ST lists thin clients as one of the application for the spear lineup. But yeah 600MHz may not be good enough for a high end tablet.

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Robotics Developer   7/29/2010 5:52:30 PM
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I would think with that kind of processing power it would be quite useful for vision and machine control subsystems. Robotic control and automation would be areas of interest if the price performance curve fits.

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Peter Clarke   7/29/2010 5:08:30 PM
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@Kinnar I don't think Spear-1310 is intended for those types of applications, which would require more of an SoC type approach to integration. My reading is that when ST talks about communications they are thinking of infrastructure applications. But those netphones would well be coming anyway.

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re: ST offers dual-core Cortex-A9 processor for embedded apps
Kinnar   7/29/2010 4:32:51 PM
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Great news from ST, it seems that netphones (combinations of iPhone and Netbook) will be avaliable very soon.

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