Marvell announces new quad-core application and communications mobile SoC
Feb 28, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Marvell Technology Group Ltd., a producer of storage, communications and consumer semiconductor products, has unveiled the Marvell PXA1088, an integrated quad-core application and communications mobile System-on-Chip, or SoC.
Marvell's PXA1088 provides high performance, low-power mobile computing; support for all global broadband standards, enabling seamless global roaming; and the latest wireless connectivity technology. Marvell's PXA1088 features a quad-core processor with support for 3G field-proven cellular modems including High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+), Time division High Speed Packet Access Plus (TD-HSPA+) and Enhanced Data for GSM Environment (EDGE).
The Marvell PXA1088 solution incorporates the performance of a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Marvell's mature and proven WCDMA and TD-SCDMA modem technology to provide a low-cost 3G platform for both smartphones and tablets.
Marvell's complete mobile platform solution includes the Avastar 88W8777 WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0 + FM single-chip SoC and the L2000 GNSS Hybrid Location Processor, and an integrated power management and audio codec IC.
Marvell's PXA1088 is backward pin-to-pin compatible with its dual-core single-chip Unified 3G Platform, the PXA988/PXA986, enabling device partners to upgrade their next-generation mobile devices to quad-core without additional design cost.
Marvell's PXA1088 features: support for advanced WCDMA Release 7, TD-SCDMA HSPA+ Release 8, and class 12 EDGE; 3G protocol stack certified on all major carrier networks and validated via IOT, GCF and field trail testing; support for full-feature operating systems and development tools; multi-radio platform capabilities with WLAN/Bluetooth solutions; integrated power management and audio Codec IC; high-performance graphics engine for OpenGL ES 2.0 and 1.1, as well as OpenVG 1.1; hardware 1080p decoder and 1080p encoder; 12mm x 12mm JEDEC standard package-on-package stacked memory option or discrete package option; and supports the latest Android OS.
"Marvell is proud to deliver our single-chip quad-core world-mode mobile platform. This is a testament of our great technology innovation capabilities and engineering prowess to bring our unified platform from dual-core to quad-core to the smart device marketplace with multi-mode capabilities and automatic roaming on 3G networks around the world. We're very excited that global OEM/ODM partners have embraced and committed to this platform," said Weili Dai, co-founder of Marvell.
"I believe our industry leading single-chip platform will drive mass market adoption of high-quality, high-performance, very affordable smartphone and tablet solutions worldwide to enrich people's connected lifestyle."
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