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Freescale Demoes Quad-Core i.MX 6 Series Processor

Freescale Demoes Quad-Core i.MX 6 Series Processor

Desktop CPUs are great, sure, but they only get you so far. With handheld computing on the rise, companies like Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Freescale have plenty of reasons to celebrate. This week, the last amongst those showcased their scalable i.MX 6 quad-core ARM-based apps processor.

It's built on ARM's Cortex A9, and it's targeting the tablet, eReader, automotive infotainment and other smart mobile device spaces. The i.MX 6 series is comprised of the single-core i.MX 6Solo, dual-core i.MX 6Dual and quad-core i.MX 6Quad processor families. Product capabilities include dual-stream 1080p H.264 video processing for 3D class video decoding, Freescale’s triple play graphics architecture consisting of console-style 3D graphics with 200MT/s, separate 2D BLT engine for UI acceleration and separate 3D OpenVG engine for vector-based graphics.   


The deal here is that the company's actually showcasing it; this thing has been kicking around in some form or another for awhile now, but it looks like we'll soon see it hitting up our gadgets in the not too distant future.
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Another mobile processor in the mix, it is amazing to see these mobile processors increasing in power by leaps and bounds. It seems like the revisions are coming much faster than desktop processors.

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With the plethora os all the increasing mobile gadgets being released daily form some many manufactures quality competition is at it's finest in the never ending race just to keep up with the demands.

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Things are getting interesting in the mobile computing space. Everyday it seems we hear of another company releasing their mobile part.

I hope they improve battery life.

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ROFL; as I said before the movement of hardware capability in the Mobile market has moved the last 10 years of PC growth in roughly a year, from single core to quad core (faster and larger RAM, and GPU on board, with greater storage capabilities in speed and size). The movement rate and capability increase in this short time span is miraculous to say the least!

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ROFL; as I said before the movement of hardware capability in the Mobile market has moved the last 10 years of PC growth in roughly a year, from single core to quad core (faster and larger RAM, and GPU on board, with greater storage capabilities in speed and size). The movement rate and capability increase in this short time span is miraculous to say the least!

I just have a feeling that the big reason for this is the margin on phone hardware is incredibly high plus the quality of the devices is way way way lower than PC hardware I know many people who go through a new phone every year because they die or get physically broken.

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Awesome! Great to see more options and competition in the processor field. This helps to keep cpus cheaper and more advanced.

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