NVidia rolls out "APX 2500" first cellular CPU

Graphics company NVidia Corp. rolls out its first cellphone applications processor Monday (Feb. 11), taking a fresh run at the mobile business with a chip that can handle video resolutions up to 720-progressive. The 65nm APX 2500 incorporates a 750 MHz ARM 11 with 256 Kbytes L2 cache, low-power graphics and video cores and an […]

Graphics company NVidia Corp. rolls out its first cellphone applications processor Monday (Feb. 11), taking a fresh run at the mobile business with a chip that can handle video resolutions up to 720-progressive.

The 65nm APX 2500 incorporates a 750 MHz ARM 11 with 256 Kbytes L2 cache, low-power graphics and video cores and an image processor supporting up to 12 Mpixel imaging. It dissipates about 200milliW decoding a 720p video stream, the company claims.

By comparison, Toshiba described at the recent International Solid State Circuits Conference a 65nm chip that decodes 720p video at 209 mW at 30 frames/second and 620mW at 60 frames/s. The eight-core device has a 512 Kbyte L2 cache and runs at up to 333 MHz.

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