Texas Instruments demonstrates OMAP 5 platform

By Telecom Lead Team: Texas Instruments has expanded the
OMAP family with OMAP 5, which the company demonstrated at Mobile World
Congress 2012.


The OMAP 5 platform enables digital hubs to deliver
premium content while consumers capture, edit, store, and share their own
content across numerous end equipments.


“We have achieved a superior design in the OMAP 5
platform, setting it in a class all its own,” said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice
president and general manager, OMAP platform business unit, TI.


TI’s OMAP platform features multicore architecture to
deliver the highest applications processing performance at the lowest possible


The OMAP5430 processor includes two ARM Cortex-A15 cores
that provide the highest single-thread performance of any ARM CPU. Unique
to the OMAP 5 smart multicore architecture is the use of two ARM Cortex-M4
cores to complement the two ARM Cortex-A15 cores.


The OMAP 5 platform represents several upgrades to
preceding OMAP processor families, including the introduction of a second GPU.
Through the use of dual-core PowerVR SGX544 GPUs from Imagination Technologies,
the OMAP5430 processor outperforms the competition by up to 4x across common
industry graphics benchmarks.


“The long term partnership between Imagination and
TI has resulted in many market-defining firsts. With the OMAP 5 platform, the
application of dual-core, industry-leading PowerVR GPUs running at their top
performance is sure to create exceptional user experiences that stand at the
forefront of graphics performance,” said Hossein Yassaie, CEO of
Imagination Technologies.


The OMAP 5 platform’s image signal processor delivers
lighting fast capture of 16MP in 0.5s, 24MP at 30fps with zero shutter lag, and
enhanced low-light performance.


Recently, Texas Instruments demonstrated new applications that make OMAP platform-based mobile
devices become a trusted gateway to demanding enterprise applications at CES


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