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Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa eyes high-end mobile devices

19 Mar 2013

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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa

Mass-production for the Exynos 5 Octa application processor has recently been announced by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to happen in the second quarter of 2013. The Exynos 5 Octa was designed for high-end mobile devices and features ARM big.LITTLE – the eight-core architecture based on Cortex-A15 CPU.

The Exynos 5 Octa is the world's first mobile application processor to implement the new concept of processing architecture, big.LITTLE. By housing a total of eight cores to draw from—four powerful Cortex-A15 cores for processing-intense tasks along with Cortex-A7 quad cores for lighter workloads—the Exynos 5 Octa enables mobile devices to achieve maximum performance. This approach offers up to 70 per cent energy saving when performing various tasks, compared to using Cortex-A15 cores only.

The newest Exynos processor will be manufactured using Samsung's latest 28nm HKMG (High-k Metal Gate) low power process and power-saving design, which increases the power efficiency of the processor by minimising the static current leakage.

The Samsung Exynos 5 Octa enhances the powerful 3D graphics processing capabilities by more than two-times over the Exynos 4 Quad.

With today's advanced display technology transitioning towards ever higher and sharper resolutions, the Exynos 5 Octa is powerful enough to drive WQXGA (2560x1600) display, the best crystal-clear resolution currently available for mobile devices, enabling users to enjoy crisper video images on their premium smartphones and tablets.

By adopting e-MMC (embedded multimedia card) 5.0 and USB 3.0 interface for the first time in the industry, the new Exynos application processor boasts fast data transfer speed, a feature that is increasingly required to support advanced processing power on mobile devices so that users can fully experience upgraded mobile computing such as faster booting, web browsing and 3D game loading.

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa incorporates a full HD 60fps (frame per second) video hardware codec engine for 1080p video recording and play-back, an embedded 13 mega-pixel 30fps image signal processor interface for high-quality camera functionality, and 12.8GBit/s memory bandwidth interface that enables Full HD WiFi display.

For more information, visit www.samsung.com/exynos




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