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ARM Launches Cortex-R Processors

The chips are design

ed 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. 

  • amk09
    28nm? Nice.
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  • joytech22
    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
    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
    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_
    What is an ARM Processor?
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  • gc_sama
    _Pez_What is an ARM Processor?
    It's a processor...for your ARM! O_O
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  • _Pez_
    gc_samaIt's a processor...for your ARM! O_OReally ??? Wow well that's clear as water !
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  • gc_sama
    _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
    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
    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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