Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TI Sees multi-core phones in 2011

Like I said at Ignite #velocityconf yesterday - see ARM Cortex A9 - which is 4x the iPhone 3GS http://gigaom.com/2009/06/23/ti-sees-multicore-phones-coming-in-2011/

Friday, June 19, 2009

iPhone 3GS Graphics

The new hardware is a huge leap forward, the 3GS is in Xbox territory according to Noel - details: http://www.mobileorchard.com/a-huge-leap-forward-graphics-on-the-iphone-3gs/ and RoughlyDrafted http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/06/10/a-closer-look-at-iphone-3g-s-cortex-a8-arm-and-powervr-chips/
My order is in :-)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ignite talk at Velocity Conference

I'm at the Velocity Conference next week in San Jose, Mon-Wed. On Monday evening there is an Ignite session where we get 5 minutes to talk about something using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15sec. I've been accepted to do an update on Millicomputing, so I have to figure out how to get a slide deck together. I'm going to look back at what I predicted in 2007 and 2008, see how accurate I was, and look forward a couple of years for what low power devices we should expect to have in our pockets and our datacenters in 2010 and 2011.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Qualcomm Snapdragon - 1.3GHz Arm Cortex A8

The performance of ARM architecture chips continues to increase, this announcement bumps the clock rate up to 1.3GHz and has a long list of integrated features.

The new chipset supports multi-mode UMTS and CDMA 3G connectivity in the same 15 x 15-mm package as well as featuring enhanced 2D acceleration and 3D graphics core, integrated GPS, high-def video recording and playback, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, and support for WXGA (1280x800 pixels) displays pumping out your choice of MediaFLO, DVBH, or ISDB-T digital mobile television.