ST-Ericsson displays 2.5 GHz chip for smartphones

At MWC 2013 ST-Ericsson has presented a 2.5 GHz quad-core chip that will power future smartphones. The chip will be among the first made using 28 nm FD-SOI technology.

The NovaThor L8580 chip is based on four ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at 2.5 GHz but the cores can speed up to 3 GHz in case of need. The processor also includes a PowerVR SGX544 graphics core at 600 MHz and an integrated advanced multimode 4G/LTE modem with all this hardware housed on a single processor die. In addition the NovaThor L8580 chip has support for LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, HSPA+, GSM and TD-SCDMA with downlink speeds of up to 150 Mb/sec.

According to ST-Ericsson the NovaThor L8580 chip consumes 35 per cent less power than competing architectures at similar clock speeds. The chip has a low power mode too that when enabled needs 50 per cent less power at 1 GHz which means longer standby time and extended battery life.

The first products based on the new chip may appear this year.


Source: ST-Ericsson

Related posts

Lemon Mobiles' Stylish iQ 707 Gets Opera Mini

Smartphone consumers of the stylish iQ 707 from Lemon Mobiles (A mobile brand promoted by Fastrack Communications Pvt. Ltd.), which was recently launched in the Indian Market, can now browse the web with the Opera Mini Browser. The phone features a 3.2 MP Camera, EDGE, quadband, Java and a...

Logitech quits Google TV business

Google TV has suffered another major blow – co-founder Logitech is quitting the Google TV business. The project was launched in May 2010 and at the time had four partners which were co-developing it – Intel, Logitech, Sony and of course Google. With time passing by, however, things soured...

HD Video Streaming Reaches New Quality and Performance Levels with ViewCast's Niagara 7500

ViewCast Corporation , a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over IP and mobile networks, today announced they will be demonstrating the Niagara(R) 7500, their latest innovation in high-definition...

Leave a comment