Linked by sawboss on Mon 14th Feb 2011 23:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The name Snapdragon is fast becoming well-known among consumers as the chip to have inside your smartphone. Offering speeds of up to 1.5GHz at the moment, it's certainly one of the fastest mobile chips out there. Qualcomm doesn't want the reputation of Snapdragon to falter, though, so the chip manufacturer has just announced an update that will have smartphone and tablet users drooling. The next iteration of the Snapdragon processor line is codenamed Krait and uses 28nm manufacturing technology. It will be offered in single, dual, and quad-core versions with clock speeds up to 2.5GHz. If the huge increase in performance wasn’t enough for you, Qualcomm also boast a 65% reduction in power use over existing mobile ARM chips."
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To become a competitor to the PC platform, ARM still have to get some standardized desktop architecture, though.

So far, the only thing standard in the ARM ecosystem is the instruction set... Err... Wait a minute... Which of the available instructions sets by the way ? If you only take the A-series, there are already four of them ;)

Edited 2011-02-15 08:08 UTC

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