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Get ready for another monumental leap in mobile performance. Texas Instruments has formally announced that it will be working on a new line of chips known as the “Eagle” line that will make use of the next-generation of ARM Cortex-A processors. This makes TI the first partner and licensee of these processors. TI is no stranger to ARM architecture. The current TI OMAP 3 platform is based on the ARM Cortex-A8 core and it can be found in such products as the Motorola Droid (OMAP 3430,550MHz) and the Motorola Droid X (OMAP 3640, 1GHz).

The OMAP 4 platform makes use of the dual-core Cortex-A9, but we haven’t seen any products make use of this platform aside from development samples and prototypes. Even so, this is said to offer a 150% improvement in performance over OMAP 3.

The new “Eagle” chips will effectively be a part of the OMAP 5 family, so to speak, and we likely won’t see any smartphones and tablets with this architecture until 2012.

Texas Instruments Embraces Next-Gen Mobile Processor [Wired]

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