Freescale today demonstrated one of the industry’s highest-performance quad-core applications processors — the i.MX 6. Engineered to deliver unbounded consumer experiences, the i.MX 6 series scales from one to four CPU cores to deliver optimal headroom for many of today’s hottest consumer electronics applications. The chip is based on ARM Cortex-A9 cores and is targeted at tablets, eBook readers, and smartphones.
The i.MX 6 series is comprised of the single-core i.MX 6Solo, dual-core i.MX 6Dual and quad-core i.MX 6Quad processor families. Product capabilities include dual-stream 1080p H.264 video processing for 3D class video decoding, Freescale’s triple play graphics architecture consisting of console-style 3D graphics with 200MT/s, separate 2D BLT engine for UI acceleration and separate 2D OpenVG engine for vector-based graphics.
Support for PC supply chain peripherals includes DDR3, 0.8 mm pitch packaging, PCIe, SATA and GbE, and operating system support offered for Google Android, QNX, Linux and Microsoft.
No word on pricing.