Marvell shows their new PXA1088 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, here in a reference design smartphone. They also show the dual-core PXA968 with CDMA and with TD-SCDMA both pin-compatible in a 7″ tablet reference design.
Nvidia is releaing their quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, here demonstrating their Chimera camcorder and photography engine that enables fast and easy HDR photography and video recording. They have a special sensor and technology that allows one optical system to record enough range to create HDR video at full 1080p 30fps framerate enabling also HDR photography on all upcoming Tegra4 devices without needing to take more than one picture. Tegra4 can playback 4K video, it has a 72-core GPU enabling advanced graphics and GPU Compute and a lot of other features.
Nvidia implements the 4th revision of the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture for Smartphones and Tablets with Nvidia’s new i500 LTE modem built-in on the die, they expect up to 2x more performance over the Tegra3 with even better battery life. Nvidia’s software defined baseband radio means the same hardware supports LTE, 4G, 3G, 2G, carriers can deploy 3G devices that can support LTE and any future baseband radio systems by simply pushing a software update.
Here’s a bit of real gaming on an Nvidia Shield prototype at Mobile World Congress 2013. This is Nvidia entering the console games market with actual console hardware showcasing their new Tegra4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with their 72-core GPU! Availability is Q2 2013, they haven’t yet announced the pricing.
Moistone of South Korea shows their new MWP1100A Dual Band Wi-Fi Phone for SIP VOIP usage in the home on WiFi and their DMP5000 Dual Mode Phone with Wi-Fi and DECT on Android support in the home VOIP SIP phone.
Neonode demonstrates some of their upcoming touch technologies implemented in the car steering wheel for head-up display user interfacing, for touch screens underwater and for expanding the touch user interface to each side of a smartphone. Neonode is used in millions of touch-screen e-readers such as the 2011 Kindle Touch, the 2013 One Laptop Per Child XO-4 Laptop/Tablet hybrid.
Runcom offers a 4G LTE/WiMAX product portfolio, enabling a end-to-end BWA network solutions as well as silicon products for equipment manufacturers. I wanted to film a little new video with Runcom as I remember having filmed them talking about WiMax 7 years ago at CeBIT 2006.
One of the new trends at consumer electronics trade shows is to suggest that all devices should soon include wireless charging support. Here are some of the Wireless Charging Consortium’s demonstrations at Mobile World Congress. One of the demonstrations is a modified Archos 101 G9 tablet with built-in wireless charging support.
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.