Freescale has introduced a quad-core application processor that can be used to deliver full-HD content on smartphones and tablets free
The i.MX 6Quad processor, unveiled on Monday, is at the top end of Freescale's new i.MX 6 range of processors, which also includes the single-core i.MX 6Solo and the dual-core i.MX 6Dual. The processors in the range, all based on ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at up to 1.2GHz each, are designed for use in smartphones, tablets, in-car entertainment systems and e-readers.
The new processors will make it possible for mobile devices to feature "3D video playback, desktop-quality gaming, augmented reality applications and content creation capabilities", Freescale said in a statement. The company added that the chips will be able to support full 1080p high-definition video at up to 60 frames per second.
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