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Marvell launches Armada 1500 Ultra chip for 4K TV boxes

Chip maker Marvell is expanding its Armada line of system-on-a-chip solutions for set-top-boxes with a new octa-core processor with support for 4K video. The Marvell Armada 1500 Ultra is an 8-core, 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 chip with Vivante GC7000XS graphics. The company’s targeting pay TV operators and set-top-box makers. So you probably won’t find the […]

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Google Project Ara: Marvell, NVIDIA developing CPU modules

Google plans to launch its modular smartphone code-named Project Ara in 2015. Eventually what Google hopes to sell is just the skeleton of a phone designed to run Android software. Customers will be able to choose their own screen, processor, camera, and other hardware by picking modules. Early prototypes have been powered by Texas Instruments OMAP […]

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Marvell introduces 2 new ARM Cortex-A53 chips for phones, tablets

Chip maker Marvell launched its first processor based on an ARM Cortex-A53 design earlier this year. Now the company has two more chips on the way. Both are based on ARMv8, 64-bit architecture, feature support for 4G LTE networks, and are aimed at smartphones and tablets. The Marvell Armada Mobile PXA1908 quad-core and PXA1936 octa-core chips […]

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Lilbits (9-10-2014): Intel Core M Broadwell chip benchmarked

Intel’s first Broadwell chip is ready to go and the first laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1s featuring the new processor should hit the streets soon. The Intel Core M processor is a 4.5 watt chip that has the kind of power consumption (and efficiency) you’d expect from a cheap Intel Atom processor. But early benchmark tests […]

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Marvell introduces PXA1928 64-bit chip for mobile devices

Chip maker Marvell is getting ready to launch its first 64-bit mobile processor. The Marvell Armada Mobile PXA1928 is based on a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 design, and it’s expected to hit the streets this year. Marvell will begin offering customer samples in March. The PXA1928 features Vivante GC5000 graphics with support for 1080p displays as […]

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Marvell introduces ARMADA 1500-mini chip (already in Google’s Chromecast)

Google’s $35 Chromecast device features a Marvell 88DE3005 single core processor, which is a less powerful version of the chip used in most Google TV boxes. But if that model number doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, now chip maker Marvell is giving the processor a new name. Meet the Marvell Armada 1500-mini. Marvell says […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 to be powered by a Marvell PXA986 processor

Samsung hasn’t yet revealed how much it’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 will cost. But now there’s a little more evidence that the 7 inch tablet will be a low-cost alternative to Samsung’s pricier Galaxy Note tablets. We already knew that the Galaxy Tab 3 would have the same 1024 x 600 pixel display (which probably […]

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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box torn apart, dual core CPU uncovered

The Vizio Co-Star is a $100 Google TV set-top-box that lets you search the web, view online video, or run apps on your television. When Vizio introduced the device earlier this summer, the company told us all about the USB port, HDMI ports, 5.1 channel audio, WiFi, Ethernet, and Bluetooth. But we didn’t know much […]

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Marvell set to shake up the mobile processor world?

While Marvell does offer application processors, its current offerings aren’t as powerful (or common) as chips from competitors Qualcomm, NVIDIA, or Texas Instruments. According to information uncovered by SemiAccurate, however, it looks as though Marvell may be about to make a significant leap forward from the ARM v6/7 chips it currently produces. Sources indicate that […]

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Globalscale D2Plug is a handheld-sized, ARM-based desktop PC for $249

Globalscale Technologies is showing off a new $249 desktop PC with an ARM-based chip and support for 1080p HD video playback. The D2Plug computer can run Ubuntu Linux or Google Android 2.2, and joins a growing list of “Plug” computing devices. But this space may get even more interesting when Microsoft releases Windows 8 with […]