Samsung has announced the creation of a dual-core application processor (AP), codenamed Orion, based on ARM Cortex A9. The chip will operate at a clock frequency of 1 GHz and allow various OEMs of mobile phones, netbooks and tablets to combine high performance and low power consumption in their devices.
Orion is designed for 45-nm process technology, which allows to minimize the energy consumption of devices developed on its basis. On board the chip, there are two Cortex A9 cores, working with a clock frequency of 1 GHz, 32 + 32 KB of data and instructions cache, as well as 1 MB of second-level cache. Together, all this will provide the ability to support multi-tasking, full support for playing HD-video, the ability to record videos with a frequency of up to 30 frames per second in the same quality, as well as provide the potential necessary to work with 3D-games.
In addition, Orion will have at its disposal a display controller architecture that allows working with three monitors at once: two on the device itself and an external one that supports HDMI 1.3a. ')
Mass production of this chip is planned in the first quarter of 2011.