Recently I saw a low priced tablet "ARCHOS 80 G9" using a dual core OMAP4 processor from TI. I liked the HD video quality in that price. I was tempted but was not sure about the performance of OMAP4. Any experience to share?
OMAP4, to my knowledge, uses the ARM Cortex-M3 as a system management core and does not give external API level access to the core. Freescale is giving full API access to the Cortex-M4 and it will be used as a real-time core or a off-load processor as the customer specific use case warrants.
How is Vybrid an "industry first" when OMAP4 has two Cortex-A9 and two Cortex-M3 processors, which can (I rather suspect) "simultaneously run both a high-level OS (Linux/Android) and a realtime OS (RTOS/MQX)"? (OMAP4 would be overkill for the uses targeted by Vybrid, but the "industry first" claim seems less qualified.)
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