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Marvell's new Armada SoC features 64 bit ARM Cortex A53 processor with 5 mode LTE modem

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Marvell's new Armada SoC features 64 bit ARM Cortex A53 processor with 5 mode LTE modem
At MWC on Tuesday, Marvell introduced the Armada Mobile PXA 1928 platform. The silicon slinger's co-founder and president Weilei Dei said, "The 64-bit Armada Mobile PXA 1928 is the latest addition to our industry-leading single-chip, multi-core mobile processor family." The SoC includes a quad-core, 1.5GHz Cortex A53-based CPU and a Full HD-capable GC5000 GPU.

The Armada Mobile PXA 1928 supports a number of connectivity options including LTE TDD/FDD, HSPA+, TD-HSPA+, and EDGE. It also supports VoLTE service. Built for Android and Linux mobile operating systems, the SoC will be shipped out next month to customers for sampling. This new offering joins other LTE-enabled SoC solutions offered by Marvell. For example, the Armada Mobile PXA 1088 is a SoC used by Chinese manufacturers Coolpad, Lenovo and Hisense to drive low priced 4G-LTE handsets sold by China Mobile.

The new SoC can be complemented with Marvell's Avastar 88W8887, which provides connectivity for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. It also includes a multi-mode, multi-band LTE RF transceiver, and an FM radio.

"The 64-bit Armada Mobile PXA 1928 is the latest addition to our industry-leading single-chip, multi-core mobile processor family. 4G-LTE is such a critical technology for the 'Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle' vision. I believe that through continued innovation, invention and dedication our talented global engineering teams have yet again raised the technology bar in advancing the mobile industry."-Weili Dai, co-founder, president, Marvell

source: PCMag

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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 11:04

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I want to see speed demos and comparisons between other SoCs!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 11:22

2. JMartin22 (Posts: 1245; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Isn't Cortex-A53 just a more power efficient and slightly more performance-driven improvement of Cortex-A9? I doubt it's going to be cruising past the current A15 offerings in the benchmarks. All in all, this year's shaping up to be kind of rubbish for mobile technological advances. At least the first half.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 13:18

3. wargreymon (Posts: 181; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


If I dont remember wrong, A53 has 40% more performance of A9. Plus that its ARMv8 and 64-bit.

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