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digital_dreamer
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re: ARM tips 64-bit 'big-little' processor, partners
digital_dreamer   10/30/2012 9:27:40 PM
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Anyone know what the roadmap is for ARM Cortex? I'm more interested in what's in store for a Cortex M0/M3/M4 update in the embedded space, not smartphone/tablet CPUs. MAJ

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Peter Clarke   10/30/2012 10:57:34 PM
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I am meeting someone from embedded side of business tomorrow so I'll ask. But I don't think ARM has any announcements scheduled so probably won't say much.

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rick merritt   10/31/2012 2:33:39 AM
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I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts about how initially mobile developers might try to use this 64-bit capability.

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glennthera   10/31/2012 4:00:22 AM
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Does anyone have any clues about Samsung's big.Little based Cortex A15/A7 chips which were supposed to be announced at ARM Tech Con? It's long overdue from Samsung n many of us r left wondering when the 1st big.Little SOCs from Samsung r gonna be delivered n move into the sphere of mass availability? Thx for any info!

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glennthera   10/31/2012 4:07:27 AM
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All we seem to be getting at present r future projections of more advanced chips (read Cortex A57-A53)which r still a good year n half away but v r yet to get any practical implementations of the 1st gen Cortex A15-A7 big.Little chips which hav been long announced!

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tb1   10/31/2012 10:46:38 PM
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"I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts about how initially mobile developers might try to use this 64-bit capability." Smartphones already have 2G of DRAM. And there is a lot of feature growth (and bloat) with every new generation. It won't be long before that memory doubles, and then you've exceeded your 32 bit processor memory space.

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rick merritt   11/1/2012 3:21:36 PM
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At Samsung's keynote, the chip exec talked about its dual core Exynos 5, presumably with an A15 and A7 made in a 32 nm HKMG process. It uses ARM Mali T604 graphics core supporting OpenCL. The SoC is in the new Google Chromebook and Galaxy 10 Tab amd a Quanta ultra thin ODM tablet design.

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rick merritt   11/1/2012 3:22:25 PM
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See above re the Dual Exynos 5 from Samsung. Not many tech or preformance details but the chip is out.

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rick merritt   11/1/2012 6:22:59 PM
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Correction: Samsung's Exynos 5 dual uses two A15 cores. ARM says the first big/little SoCs won't be ready until early next year. Some of the sw for it is still in development though early test results are promising.

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help.fulguy   11/2/2012 4:57:21 AM
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Good luck putting Exynos5 as it is at 1.5GHz in a smartphone. The battery will last 2 hours. Rick, I thought you are smarter than what you are saying here. Putting A57 in a mobile phone. Good luck. Why not put AMD Trinity into a phone, then. i think your gray hair is covering your brain from working or may be you are too old for this

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