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    News - Marvell raises the bar for ARM based processors

    The ARMADA family is scalable, offers speeds up to 1.2 GHz and has the PC market squarely in its sights.
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    Re: News - Marvell raises the bar for ARM based processors

    These processor developments are all well and good, but quite frankly unless someone puts together a simple, consumer orientated interface software, they're just meaningless techno-babble on the box. IMO the biggest obsticle facing the chip developers is getting them inside devices that people actually want.

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    Re: News - Marvell raises the bar for ARM based processors

    The "ARM v7 CPU" description means that these have Cortex-A8 or A9 CPUs.

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    Re: News - Marvell raises the bar for ARM based processors

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    These processor developments are all well and good, but quite frankly unless someone puts together a simple, consumer orientated interface software, they're just meaningless techno-babble on the box. IMO the biggest obsticle facing the chip developers is getting them inside devices that people actually want.
    What, you mean like an iPhone? Android?

    The examples already exist in the mobile market, other CE can, therefore, follow suit.
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    Re: News - Marvell raises the bar for ARM based processors

    Quote Originally Posted by armless View Post
    The "ARM v7 CPU" description means that these have Cortex-A8 or A9 CPUs.
    Actually, "ARM v7 CPU" just means that the CPUs will run software compiled for the ARMv7 instruction set. The Cortex-A8 and A9 cores are ARM's implementation of said instruction set. Marvell have an architecture licence so they can design their own implementations of the architecture.

    So they are not ARM designed cores but the same software that runs on a Cortex A8/9 will run on the v7 cores.

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    Re: News - Marvell raises the bar for ARM based processors

    You may well be correct that they are Marvell's own CPU cores. I'll be speaking to a Marvell apps engineer later today so I'll ask them.

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