Jan 242011

The processor Nvidia Tegra 2 was one of the stars of CES 2011, but the chipmaker has already provided two developments: the Tegra processor and a 3D version 2 Quad Tegra 3.

Since the second half of 2010 and in early 2011, hard to escape the attraction of mobile processor 2 of the smelter Nvidia Tegra, present in many touch pads and inviting himself even on some smartphones.

The CES 2011 Las Vegas has been particularly favorable, with many ads touch pads, to highlight its ARM Cortex-A9 dual core.

Nvidia is not alone in proposing such a solution, but it was the first to suggest volume and the birth of the touch pads segment in 2010 was an ideal springboard. However, competition is not far, even though Nvidia has just acquired a great visibility that should serve its medium-term plans.

Tegra Tegra 2 3D and 3, under ARM Cortex-A9

And indeed, the plans, the founder of a. According to the site Bright Side of News, which refers to elements of the roadmap Nvidia, several developments in the Tegra family are ready to emerge. There will first Tegra processor 2 3D (T25 name for the tablets and AP25 for mobile phones), but always with two cores clocked at 1.2 GHz this time (instead of 1 GHz), whose production could be launched in the first quarter of 2011.

Commercial products that would have to be available by spring 2011. As its name implies, the Tegra family 2 3D is especially good at displaying the 3D, on shelf as smartphones.

At this development altogether slight but welcome compared to the advent of 3D products nomadic / mobile, will follow another: a family Tegra 3 (T30 name for the tablets and AP30 for smartphones) that offer this time four ARM Cortex-A9 processors running at 1.5 GHz, offering three times more power than the Tegra family 2.

It will be capable of displaying resolutions of 1920 x 1200 pixels and will support the decoding of Blu-Ray videos. Version smartphone, the Tegra family 3 will be available in dual or quad and can display resolutions of 1368 x 768 pixels.

The first samples are already delivered and commercial products with Intel Tegra 3 could emerge in the fall of 2011. The MWC 2011 Barcelona, which runs from February 14 to 17, should be an opportunity to learn more about these developments in the Tegra family.

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