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Don Scansen
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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
Don Scansen   3/14/2011 6:54:22 PM
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Rick, Chipworks has posted a floorplan of the A5 showing the main IP blocks. http://www.chipworks.com/en/technical-competitive-analysis/resources/technology-blog/2011/03/apple-a5-vs-a4-floorplan-comparison/

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
rick merritt   3/14/2011 3:25:49 PM
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@notnotme: Apple did buy PA Semi apparently to gain microprocessor design expertise, but analysts have concluded Apple did NOT use its PowerPC based design. Instead they concluded Apple used a a Samsung Hummingbird core based on an ARM Cortex A8 core. See http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4200451/Apple-s-A4-dissected-discussed--and-tantalizing

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
notnotme   3/14/2011 10:42:49 AM
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it is not ARM. Its PA Semi PowerPC which Apple acquired for $250 odd million.

rick merritt
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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
rick merritt   3/13/2011 3:44:04 PM
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Yes, I too am interested to know what ARM and graphics cores it uses and any other new blocks in the A5. Hopefully the analysts will kinow in a few days

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
GREAT-Terry   3/13/2011 3:34:01 PM
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Good report. I hope to see if there is any hint on what kind of processor the A5 is actually is. Will it be the similar ARM processor?

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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
goafrit   3/13/2011 2:57:49 PM
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Nice reporting and excellent job. Apple is riding a great wave.

roncruiser
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re: Inside the iPad2 and the Apple A5
roncruiser   3/12/2011 9:06:29 PM
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Good information.

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