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Marvell reveals its first 64-bit mobile processor, the ARMADA PXA 1928

Marvell ARMADA PXA1928 64-bit mobile chip
Marvell PXA1928
The new chip will begin sampling in March and is based on the new ARMv8 architecture. It comes withfour Cortex A53 cores and a Vivante GC5000 GPU with support for 1080p display and recording.

Not too long after Qualcomm, Intel and MediaTek released their new 64-bit SoCs for mobile devices, Marvell reveals the new Armada PXA 1928. According to the official press release, this new chip offers support for "all global mobile broadband standards," including LTE TDD/FDD, HSPA+, TD-HSPA+ and EDGE, while its integrated GPU has full support for Full HD display and 1080p video recording.

The new Marvell chip consists of four 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 cores and a multi-core Vivante GC5000 GPU, also packing a long list of features which includes support for the broadband standards mentioned above, as well as WiFi 802.11 a/c, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, FM radio, not to mention the attractive set of mobile security features such as secure boot or root key protection.

The Marvell Armada PXA 1928 offers support for both Android and Linux, the first customer samples being expected to be sent next month. Lenovo, Coolpad and Hisense have been working closely with Marvell in the past so first devices to use the PXA 1928 will probably come from these companies and we will surely hear more about this new 64-bit chip in the near future.

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Author: Codrut Nistor, 2014-02-27 (Update: 2014-03- 1)