HardKernel presents their latest update to the ODROID-X Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 development board. This new ODROID-X2 ships with the 1.7Ghz (1.8Ghz over-clockable) Exynos4412 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, with 2GB RAM, and a higher clocked 533Mhz Mali-400 quad-core GPU. The price is $149, the 16GB eMMC memory (4x to 5x faster than booting/running from SD Card) is $39 extra, the $9 power adapter is recommended also, then also add about $30 for shipping. Here is Ubuntu running, with support for doing things like compiling the Linux kernel on this ARM powered device supposedly with a performance superior to the first generation Intel Core i3 processor. Mali-400 hardware acceleration for Ubuntu should be coming soon, it's already there for Android of course. The ODROID-X2 should start shipping from http://hardkernel.com by the end of November.
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The One Laptop Per Child project is going to release the Marvell Armada PXA2128 ARM Powered Laptop in Q1 2013, thus with Marvell's new tri-core processor and touch screen support.
This is the Marvell powered Stanford’s Mobile Inquiry Based Learning Environment (SMILE), it's an ARM Powered Plug Server and WiFi hotspot for classrooms around the world. One of these can support up to 60 devices over WiFi, synchronize all learning data and server school exercises.
Here's the official SMILE project video:
TSMC talks about 10nm and the upcoming technologies that they are implementing with their customers to fabricate newer faster ARM processors for everyone.
AMD has announced that they are launching a new ARM Cortex-A57 64bit ARMv8 Processor in 2014, targetted for the servers market. This is an interview with Andrew Feldman, VP and GM of Data Center Server Solutions Group at AMD. Do you have any more questions you may want to ask AMD about the release of their first ARM Processor? Let me know in the comments, and I can try to ask them again here at ARM Techcon in Santa Clara during the next couple of days.
Full 1 hour 9 minutes video of the ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 launch keynote here at the ARM Techcon in Santa Clara.
Fireside chat with ARM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES at ARM Techcon 2012 in Santa Clara.
"The insatiable need for functional and feature integration on to Mobile SoCs, coupled with ever increasing performance demands has challenged the Foundries and Fabless Semiconductor companies alike. While the diminishing geometries of the process technologies have kept pace to address this challenge, the solutions for leakage power dissipation continued to fall behind threatening to thwart the advances in Mobility. The ground-breaking FinFET technology is the right low-power solution and will serve as an inflection point to further enable SoC-level integration and technological advances in this exciting era of Extreme Mobility. The panel will discuss how the next generation of FinFET technology will change the mobile revolution again."
Dean Freeman, Research VP, Gartner Research
Bruce Kleinman, VP, Product Marketing, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Subramani Kengeri, Vice President, Technology Architecture Office of the CTO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Srinivas Nori, Director. SOC Innovation, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Dipesh Patel, Deputy General Manager of the Physical IP Division, ARM
Talking about the fabrication of ARM Processors, from 28/32nm HKMG to 20nm to upcoming FinFET 14nm process technologies with Subramani Kengeri, Vice President, Technology Architecture, Office of the CTO, Paul Colestock, Director, Strategic Marketing and Srinivas Nori, Director, Marketing, SoC Innovation at GlobalFoundries at ARM Techcon 2012.
Calxeda's VP of Marketing Karl Freund talks about the status of Calxeda's ARM Powered server solutions and how they are launching their upcoming ARM Cortex-A15 32bit and then ARM Cortex-A57 32/64bit processors, what type of markets they expect to reach in the months and years to come.