TI whips out latest ARM chip for Windows 8 tablet
Texas Instruments 4470 ARM chip will be inside a Windows 8 tablet at CES.
LAS VEGAS--Texas Instruments is showing its latest and greatest ARM processor inside a Windows 8 tablet at CES this week.
"The OMAP4470 processor's...powerful multitasking capabilities prove the ideal match for Windows 8 key features including a fast & fluid touch-first user interface," TI said in a statement.
TI ARM chips are being used today in high-profile Android tablets such Motorola's XyBoard and. The 4470 is a performance upgrade of the 4460.
"The company calls it the OMAP 4470, but it is more than just a faster speed grade of the OMAP 4460; the new design includes significant graphics and memory improvements as well," mobile chip analyst Linley Gwennap wrote in a blog last year.
The 4470 pairs its main CPUs (central processing unit) with programmable accelerators, hardware composition engines, and Imagination Technologies' PowerVR SGX544 GPU (graphics processing unit), TI said.
"Our partnership with platform leaders such as TI help take full advantage of ARM architecture, with new capabilities that enable compelling new PCs and user scenarios," Aidan Marcuss, senior director of Windows Core Marketing & Ecosystem, Microsoft said in a statement.