British semiconductor massive ARM Holdings today unveiled the fastest processor ever designed for portable devices. This new processor will allow mobile phones, digital cameras, PDAs and TVs to achieve processing speeds comparable to those now in desktop computers.
The Cortex-A8 processor is expected to deliver up to 2,000 DMIPS and 1GHz of processing power, ideal for consumer devices running multi-channel video, audio, and gaming applications. Also it’s designed to use less than 300 mW in 65nm technology, resulting in extremely high performance and low power consumption.
ARM has several licensees lined up, mobile phones using the Cortex-A8 can be expected by 2008 or 2008, so don’t hold your breath yet, many other manufacturers still have time to catch up.