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Marvell debuts ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 SoC

Marvell  ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 octa-core SoC block diagram
Marvell ARMADA Mobile PXA1936
This new chip has eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and will soon target the high-end sector of the market as first devices to use it are expected to arrive in early 2015.

Marvell unveiled yesterday their second 64-bit SoC, the Armada Mobile PXA 1936. This is an octa-core chip based on the ARM Cortex A53 core, with 5-mode 4G LTE and improved capabilities compared to its quad-core predecessor, PXA1928. Linley Group principal analyst Linley Gwennap thinks "The 64-bit ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 extends Marvell's success in this market with a higher-performance octa-core architecture."

The eight Cortex A53 cores used by the Armada Mobile PXA 1936 run at 1.5 GHz each. This SoC supports 1080p displays, as well as Full HD video encoding and decoding. The integrated image processor allows now the use of 13 MP to 16 MP cameras, while the entire chip offers "outstanding performance, long battery lifetime, affordable price point and superior total user experience."

According to Marvell, the Armada Mobile PXA 1936 targets high-performance tablets and smartphones. Manufacturers will soon get the first batch and first devices powered by this octa-core SoC are expected to hit the market "by early 2015." Please check the press release below for more details.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-11-18 (Update: 2014-11-18)