Oct 17 AT 3:46 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

Texas Instruments reminds us that OMAP5 is coming next year


What will become the best mobile processor next year? After NVIDIA and Qualcomm just briefed us on their next-generation offerings, Texas Instruments felt the need to remind us that OMAP5 is coming in the second half of next year. Not many details have changed since we first learned about OMAP5 back in February, but the team at TI emailed us to share a new series of videos that show the processor in action.

Texas Instruments is hoping to offer the first mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC) to include ARM’s latest Cortex-A15 core that was announced last year. The new CPU core and new multi-core PowerVR SGX544MP should deliver 3x the performance and 5x the graphics of the current generation OMAP4.

When it comes to availability, the OMAP5 is “expected to sample in the second-half of 2011, with devices on the market in the second half of 2012.” Depending when devices based on OMAP5 actually arrive, they should be competing with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 or NVIDIA’s Kal-El+ refresh part.

It’s way too early to pick a winner at this stage, but Texas Instruments should receive a nice bump in design wins thanks to becoming the lead platform for Ice Cream Sandwich.

In the mean time, we are still waiting on the first Android device that features the dual-core 1.5 GHz OMAP4460, which appears to have been delayed. TI will also have the faster 1.8 GHz OMAP4470 available in the first-half of next year to hold us over till OMAP5.

Which mobile processor do you think will wear the performance crown this time next year?

Learn more about extraordinary experiences delivered by OMAP technology:

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