ARM is launching the ARM Mali-V500 video encode/decode IP solution for the new ARM Cortex-A12 with Mali-T622 targetted at the mid-range smartphones reaching the market by the end of 2014. The performance is upwards 120fps 4K video encode and decode. HEVC/VP9 may be available already when combining the GPU compute capabilities of the Mali-T622 or other latest Mali graphics cores that support GPU compute.
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Here at Computex 2013, ARM has announced the new ARM Cortex-A12, 40% faster than ARM Cortex-A9, to be used in big.LITTLE mode with ARM Cortex-A7, it's thus a new skew in between, optimized for both Global Foundries (28nm SLP) and TSMC (28nm HPM). I'll try to interview someone from ARM about ARM Cortex-A12 here at Computex (if I can find them). Check back for 100 videos from Computex here in Taiwan, check back for my new dozen videos from some of the latest most interesting Shenzhen factories, a lot of the latest best Shenzhen hardware makers coming up.
- ARM Cortex-A12 brings big.LITTLE to the mass market in 2014 (slashgear.com)
- ARM unveils Cortex-A12 CPU and Mali-T622 GPU in expectation of a mid-range boom (engadget.com)
- ARM announces Cortex-A12 processor, Mali-T622 GPU (pocketnow.com)
- ARM launches new Cortex-A12 processor with new Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video processing (androidauthority.com)
- ARM unveils processor and graphics tech for mid-range smartphones (venturebeat.com)
- ARM, Globalfoundries outline 28-nanometer plans (reviews.cnet.com)
- Cnet tech: Why your next Android tablet will be more powerful (reviews.cnet.com)
- ARM announces processors, antipiracy chips at Computex (news.cnet.com)
- Computex 2013: ARM announces mid-range A12, 'sets record straight' on Intel's Silvermont (zdnet.com)
- ARM Takes Aim At Mid-Range Devices With Three New Chips (techweekeurope.co.uk)
John Buchanan, Chairman of ARM Holdings plc, said, "Warren has transformed ARM during his time as CEO. In 2001 ARM had one processor product line found mainly in mobile phones. Now ARM provides the broadest portfolio of technologies in the industry, used by more than 300 semiconductor customers in nearly 9 billion chips last year. During Warren’s tenure the company has received royalties for over 40 billion ARM-based chips. As CEO he has created a strong platform for growth and consistently created value for shareholders even in a challenging external environment. On behalf of the Board, and the wider ARM team, deep thanks are due to Warren for his passion, service and leadership."
"The Board is delighted to have someone of Simon Segars’ experience and calibre within ARM to appoint to the role of CEO. Following an extensive review of candidates worldwide, Simon’s proven technology expertise and management skills across a range of senior executive roles make him an excellent CEO candidate and highly qualified to take the company forward. The Board looks forward to continuing to work with Simon to build on the strong momentum that has been created over the past years."
Here's a look back at some of my video interviews posted during the past 2 and a half years with both Warren East and Simon Segars:
From 3 weeks ago, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I posted my first video interview with Warren East:
At ARM Techcon 2011 in October 2011 I interviewed Simon Segars:
and also back at ARM Techcon 2010 in November 2010:
ARM works to support open standards to optimize the web browser on ARM Powered HDMI Sticks, working with DLNA, WebKit, other open standards to have all set-top-box features work on ARM Powered set-top-boxes and HDMI Sticks. Here, ARM talks about working with FXI Technology on the Cotton Candy, running Linaro-optimized Ubuntu and the Webkit optimized web browser through Qt.
ARM demonstrates GPU Computing on the new ARM Mali-T604 GPU, rendering graphical features, filters, encoding, processing certain things much faster and using much less power by processing those things on the GPU instead of on the CPU.
ARM runs the Epic Citadel benchmark at 55fps at 2560x1600 (4 megapixels = 2x 1080p) on the Mali-T604 while on Intel's latest mobile platform, that same benchmark runs 10fps slower at a resolution of only 1280x720 (less than 4x lower resolution?). ARM also shows the improvements when using the Mali-T604 with Open GL ES 3.0 which hopefully is soon going to be added in Android, providing higher quality 3D graphics features.
Warren East CEO of ARM talks about the status of the ARM industry at Mobile World Congress. He talks about ARM in handheld devices, infrastructure and servers. The ARM industry has shipped 8.7 Billion ARM Processors in 2012. ARM's success is built on the business model of having the Connected Community of partners each working and competing to bring the industry forward as fast as possible.
A couple of days ago, I posted my version of the keynote recorded from my seat in the audience, but now, ARM's official YouTube channel has posted the official high quality version with direct audio and large slides:
my version is here:
In the future, when I record my own videos of keynotes, I should try to get a direct audio feed from the system, I need to buy some good wireless microphone setup and plug that into my camera. I've heard of Sennheiser and Sony making decent wireless microphone systems, let me know if you have any good suggestion for which wireless microphone system I should buy, perhaps one with lapel microphone so that I can also use it more often when I video-blog, to have some better audio quality at conferences than just using my Sennheiser MKE400 shotgun microphone.
I'm in the San Francisco area until November 8th, so let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for tech companies that I should try to video-blog at in the Silicon Valley. Of course it'd be awesome to video-blog with Google engineers in Mountain View about Chrome OS on ARM and Android, but I don't know how to contact someone there who can say it's ok for them to invite me. I'll video-blog at the GigaOm Roadmap conference on November 5th. I still have a few ARM Techcon videos to post, so check back. Some new devices, RK3066 HDMI Stick with BT and audio-out mini-jack and i.MX6 Quad-core HDMI Stick are going to be added to the Members Store also imminently, so also check back if you're interested in that.
Industry Analyst Gary Smith of http://garysmitheda.com talks about what's happening in the ARM industry, electronic design automation, ARM is defining the new heterogeneous architecture for the future using the ARM Connected Community. You can also watch my videos with Gary Smith from ARM Techcon 2011 and from ARM Techcon 2010.
Versatile Express is ARM's development board using real prototype silicon for developers to be able to work on future upcoming ARM designs months in advance of their release. Here is the Versatile Express TC2 being used to demonstrate software solutions that use the big.LITTLE configuration with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 and a triple-core ARM Cortex-A7.