Marvell Armada 618 chip will allow smartphones to work with HD-video

    The company Marvell released information about its new processors, designed for use in hi-end smartphones and communicators. The chip, called Armada 618, according to the assurances of representatives of Marvell, will allow mobile devices to cope with the processing of HD-video 1080p.

    The 12-mn new product operates at a frequency of 1 GHz, is equipped with encoding / decoding tools for HD video, as well as an engine that is characterized by support for DirectX, Open GL ES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1. Armada 618 can render up to 45 million triangles per second, and its screen controller is able to provide image display on four displays, with a maximum picture quality of 2000x2000 pixels.

    The processor is compatible with the Linux OS (more precisely, with the OS based on the Linux kernel), as well as with Google Android and Windows Mobile.

    Armada 618 will be shown February 15-18 in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2010 exhibition. Mass production dates have not yet been announced.

    via electronista

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