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Freescale introduced its latest Quad-Core i.MX 6 CPU

The high-performance chip will presumably be targeted towards tablets and other portable electronic devices

Headquartered in Austin, TX Freescale is reportedly one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. According to recent reports, the US company has released a new high-performance i.MX 6 central processing unit that sports four ARM Cortex A9-based cores.

Apart from the quad-core chip, Freescale has also revealed the single-core i.MX 6 Solo and the i.MX 6 Dual that apparently packs two ARM cores.

The i.MX 6 Quad family reportedly delivers “unbounded consumer experience” and is capable of processing dual-stream H.264 1080p video content (3D class video decoding).  In addition, the company’s graphics architecture supposedly offers 3D rendering with 200MT/s, separate 2D BLT and OpenVG engines for enhanced UI performance and vector-based graphics.

Further features include support for DDR3 RAM, SATA interface, PCIe connectivity, Android, Linux and Windows OS.

Unfortunately, Freescale has not yet disclosed pricing details.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2011-06-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)