Texas Instruments announces plans for Cortex A15-based OMAP 5

Texas Instruments announces plans for Cortex A15-based OMAP 5
Texas Instruments just yesterday announced it’s pulling the plug on its mobile chips amidst growing competition and dwindling margins, and today it unveils its latest and possibly last mobile chip, the TI OMAP 5.

The fifth-generation OMAP is based on the Cortex-A15 architecture and samples will ship to vendors as soon as today, with actual devices with expected to arrive early next year.

The TI OMAP 5 chip is designed for a 28nm manufacturing process and is made out of two ARM Cortex A15 cores, two Cortex M4s and SGX544 MP2 graphics.

Currently, Nvidia and Qualcomm are the two biggest chip companies in the industry, along with Samsung and Apple who apart from devices also make their own chips. ST-Ericsson is probably the fifth biggest company rounding up the list of largest chip makers now that TI OMAP could be counted out.

Most recently, the industry switched to 28nm/32nm manufacturing technology for chips which makes them both smaller and more battery-savvy. Qualcomm was the first to make the jump to 28nm with its Snapdragon S4 which was also the first platform with integrated LTE.

source: Pocketnow

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11 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Awesome. I can't wait to see what will come out of this chipset! Our only hope is that this chipset becomes a success and TI perhaps reconsiders leaving the mobile phone market. I disagree with their decision to pull the plug on manufacturing mobile chipsets and actually do not understand how they came to the conclusion that they were unsuccessful in the marketplace. Google chose their chipset for it's Galaxy Nexus device and Motorola has a longtime history of choosing TI chipsets.

2. achangavi

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

that's good news, I really don't want them to go, they're the most dev-friendliest and open-source chipsets out there.

3. wendygarett unregistered

May I join this tuition class?? May I know what make ti omap special compare with other? I really wanna learn more about this chips >.

8. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think, compared to other manufacturer's offering, TI's OMAP is cheaper yet powerful enough to compete with others. And the graphics processors are awesome. Also, it's developers-friendly processor because there's a lot of support coming from TI. *based on my own opinion, you can correct me if i'm wrong :)

9. wendygarett unregistered

Lol how can I correct you when I'm also dumb in tech... Wait remixfa explainations :)

4. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

I want it in the Galaxy Nexus 2

5. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

That's nice !

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wow. They really want to stop making chips after all of this? TI, what are you smoking?

7. evil_slayer

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

wooohoo thats really awesome can't wait for these bad boys :)

10. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

omap4470

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am so relieved. The 5430 goes into my dreamphone and the 5432 goes into my dream tablet. I really hope they have amazing sales sms reconsider leaving the mobile processor business. I think they still have lots to offer.

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