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ARM Launches Cortex-R Processors

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ARM announced its R5 and R7 MPCore processors.

The chips are designed to extend the architecture's footprint in mobile baseband environments (3G and 4G), mass storage applications as well as industrial and automotive markets - or the same market that Intel is targeting with its extended Atom processor strategy. According to ARM both the R5 and the R7 can be manufactured in single- and dual-core flavors.

The R5 is a successor to the previous R4 model with greater performance, while the R7 is pitched as a new model that "greatly extends the performance levels of the R-series beyond existing capabilities." ARM said that the new R-series is designed for low-power 28 nm semiconductor processes.

“The simultaneous launch of the Cortex-R5 MPCore and Cortex-R7 MPCore processors clearly delineates our leadership position as the architecture of choice for current and future mobile baseband and advanced storage applications, as well as building on our unparalleled position in the wider embedded market,” said Eric Schorn, ARM VP of processor marketing in a prepared statement. “These two advanced processors bring together more than 20 years of ARM expertise in low-power design with a host of new high-performance and real-time technologies which enables our Partners to future-proof their designs based on a single consistent architecture.”

The bottom line? ARM has a huge advantage in the markets Intel wants to conquer with its x86 chips. 

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    amk09 , January 31, 2011 10:32 PM
    28nm? Nice.
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    joytech22 , January 31, 2011 10:37 PM
    Woo go ARM! I hope that at least one company can stay ahead of AMD and Intel in the mobile market in terms of ARM performance.
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    jprahman , January 31, 2011 10:44 PM
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    The bottom line? ARM has a huge advantage in the markets Intel wants to conquer with its x86 chips.

    In light of this whole Intel chipset debacle I'm not sure a lot of people want to see Intel Inside on their cell phone. lol
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    enewmen , January 31, 2011 11:22 PM
    Does Intel have any instruction set newer than the 30 year-old x86? (the x64 has the same baggage as the x86)
    Something lightweight like ARM, but can run a full OS - RISC? There is the Itanium IA-64, but I never seeing that going into phones.
    As much as I like Intel, I don't see milliwatt Atoms working well in phones.
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    _Pez_ , January 31, 2011 11:26 PM
    What is an ARM Processor?
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    gc_sama , January 31, 2011 11:31 PM
    _Pez_What is an ARM Processor?


    It's a processor...for your ARM! O_O
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    _Pez_ , January 31, 2011 11:33 PM
    gc_samaIt's a processor...for your ARM! O_O

    Really ??? Wow well that's clear as water !
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    gc_sama , January 31, 2011 11:46 PM
    _Pez_Really ??? Wow well that's clear as water !


    Lol ARM is short for ARM Holdings, Inc. I don't know to much about them though. Google or Yahoo Finance will have a good description of them.
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    jprahman , January 31, 2011 11:47 PM
    It's a particular CPU architecture, to be exact it's a low power RISC architecture that basically the majority of smart phones use along with a bazillion other embedded devices. Do a google search.
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    aznshinobi , February 1, 2011 12:07 AM
    Well That's just their symbol. It isn't short for anything.

    They use the name ARMH in the stock market. They're just ARM. I have a several hundred shares in ARM, tomorrow they report earnings, hopefully I get some bank from this investment :D 
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    ares1214 , February 1, 2011 12:11 AM
    Woot woot ARM! Make desktop CPU's!
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    dogman_1234 , February 1, 2011 12:38 AM
    ARM is a light processing semiconductor. The x86 microarchitecture was introduced in the late 70's to early 80's with the i8086 chip. That is what all to most x86 chipsets follow to process data.

    ARM has promise in the mobile to light processing range of computing. Possibly research being performed for supercomputing.
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    eddieroolz , February 1, 2011 1:16 AM
    Looks great.
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    darkreign2049 , February 1, 2011 2:16 AM
    Looks like we have an ARMS race on our HANDS.
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    dogman_1234 , February 1, 2011 3:26 AM
    ARM: "We have come to aid the consumer"

    Intel:"Can't let you do that ARM!"
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    lashton , February 1, 2011 4:24 AM
    jprahmanIt's a particular CPU architecture, to be exact it's a low power RISC architecture that basically the majority of smart phones use along with a bazillion other embedded devices. Do a google search.


    RISC = Reduced Instruction Set Computer (and i didn't google that either!)
    RISC allows Processors to run quickly as the instruction set to compile is very small compared to x86
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    hardcore_gamer , February 1, 2011 5:17 AM
    x86 can't compete with the ARM in its market.But I hope that one day ARM will be powerful enough to compete with x86 in the desktop market.
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    cdirtydevil , February 1, 2011 6:46 AM
    ARM Launches kotex-R Processors :-P
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2011 7:18 AM
    The acronym ARM, first used in 1983, originally stood for "Acorn RISC Machine". However, when the company was incorporated in 1990, the acronym was changed to stand for "Advanced RISC Machines" in the company name "Advanced RISC Machines Holdings". Then, at the time of the IPO in 1998, the company name was changed to "ARM Holdings"
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    iam2thecrowe , February 1, 2011 8:14 AM
    hahaha lmao, ARM Holdings! Brilliant! Do they also have a sub company of Hand Holdings?.... Hope they dont break a leg.... Hopefully they dont start making high end processors like intel, they will cost an Arm and a Leg. And if they make a mistake like intels chipset they wont have a leg to stand on!.
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