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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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Neolander
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2010-03-08

Well, from what I rode when I had a look at the ARM manual some times ago, inside ARMv7 there are four separate instruction sets : ARM, Thumb, Jazelle, and a fourth one whose name I have forgotten.

Support for each of those was apparently optional, as it could be probed via CPUID.

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