Freescale Hits With Dual-core And Quad-core Mobile CPUs

By 03:59 Sun, 11 Jul 2021 Comments

Smartphone and tablet processors are just about entering the dual-core stages of their evolution and Freescale wants to join the party. Not only this, the company is even willing to throw a quad-core Central Processing Units (CPU) our way just for the fun of it.

Freescale just announced a trio of recent mobile processors, suitable for utilize in Smartphones, Tablets and eReaders. The three versions of the i.MX 6 Central Processing Units (CPU) are called Solo, Dual and Quad and come with one, two and four Cortex A9 cores respectively. Each of the cores can be clocked at up to 1.2 GHz. The level 2 cache isn't quoted for each of the Central Processing Units (CPUs) but Freescale says it reaches 1 Mega Bytes (MB) (presumably on the quad-core unit).

Still each and every of the i.MX 6 processors is assumed to allow full HD (as in 1080p) video decoding and encoding. There's also support for HDMI v1.4 and multiple Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports. The stereoscopic image sensor support allows for 3D imaging, provided that someone builds the correct capturing camera module for the task.

Freescale plans to start sampling the recent Central Processing Units (CPUs) later this year, which isn't nearly as specific as we hoped to get. Anyway we don't expect to be seeing one of those babies on an actual tablet or smartphone before the next holiday season.




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