Marvell today announced the ARMADA family of processors designed specifically for next generation ARM instruction set smartphones, smartbooks, consumer and embedded devices, and displays.
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In addition to true mobility - from lightweight designs and long battery life - today's connected consumers and enterprise users demand high quality, instantaneous personal entertainment, and content from a multitude of social-networking and other cloud-based services.
The ARMADA family of application processors has PC-class performance, support for Adobe Flash technology and Blu-ray functionality. Additional features include complete broadband connectivity for the next wave of innovative electronics, spanning price points from low cost consumer gadgets all the way to premium performance devices.
The ARMADA 100 series delivers high performance at low price points for mainstream Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), connected consumer products, e-readers, and new personal information appliances.
The ARMADA 500 series combines computing horsepower, compelling multimedia, and seamless connectivity for high-end smartbooks and tablets.
The ARMADA 600 series is dedicated to high-end smartphones, delivering high performance applications and multimedia in small form factors and low power requirements.
The ARMADA 1000 series is focused on enabling the next generation of connected full-HD consumer devices, delivering immersive viewing experiences and offering a variety of networked applications at mainstream price points.
Designed from the ground-up, Marvell?s best-in-class ARM CPUs are at the heart of each chip. Unlike comparable products in the industry, Marvell?s CPUs deliver higher performance and lower power dissipation while providing full software compatibility to all ARM-based applications.
In addition, Marvell is introducing the newest member of the ARMADA family, the ARMADA 510 ? the Company?s first ARM v7 instruction set architecture compatible application processor. The ARMADA 510 is sampling to customers this quarter. For technical specifications on the ARMADA 510, please visit www.marvell.com
Devices incorporating these chips are expected to be consumer ready by early 2010.