A Chinese fabless semiconductor company called Allwinner has just announced its first 64-bit chipset that is aimed for entry-level devices. The chipset will arrive by the end of 2014 with 4K video playback support and will be compatible with Android L.
Its biggest disadvantage is the lack of modems, meaning it will mostly target tablets. We do know that it is based on ARMv8-A cores, but the company has yet to disclose more details regarding the chipset.
Allwinner's first 64-bit tablet processor to hit the market soon
July-2014With the rising requirement for 64-bit application processors, Allwinner Technology today is announcing that its first 64-bit tablet processor should hit the market by end of 2014. A 64-bit development board should also be ready for demo during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in October.
As a leader in application processor design, Allwinner is always dedicated to providing high performance SoC solutions with low power drain to mobile electronics. Allwinner's first 64-bit tablet processor, with its support for 4K video codec, H.265, and leading fabrication process, aims to provide a highly cost-effective tablet solution to ODM/OEM partners and end users worldwide.
"The 64-bit era is absolutely the new trend. As one of the most important strategic partners of ARM, Allwinner will team with ARM to take the lead in providing highly cost-effective 64-bit tablet solutions, " said JackLee, the Chief Marketing Officer of Allwinner, "Allwinner has been the No.1 chipset vendor for Android tablets in term of chipset shipment in both 2012 and 2013. We're highly confident to take the championship in the coming 64-bit era, just as what we've achieved in the 32-bit era."
"The ARMv8-A based processors deliver multiple benefits including energy-efficient performance and 64-bit capability while still addressing today's 32-bit applications," said James Bruce, director of mobile solutions, ARM. "Allwinner's choice of the ARMv8-A architecture will help them provide cutting-edge mobile application solutions to address market dynamics, bringing benefits to manufacturers and customers worldwide."
Recently, Linaro announced that the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) build for ARMv8-A architecture has been made available for part of the Linaro 14.06 release. This build has been tested on the ARMv8-A 64-bit hardware development platform "Juno."
As a member of Linaro organization, the Linaro builds of the AOSP for 64-bit ARMv8-A platform "Juno" and will be a key building block to enable Allwinner to offer a range of differentiated solutions across multiple markets.
Allwinner Technology is a leading fabless design company dedicated to smart application processor SoCs and smart analog ICs. Its product line includes multi-core application processors for smart devices and smart power management ICs used by brands worldwide.
With its focus on cutting edge UHD video processing, high performance multi-core CPU/GPU integration, and ultra-low power consumption, Allwinner Technology is a mainstream solution provider for the global tablet, internet TV, smart home device, automotive in-dash device, smart power management, and mobile connected device markets. Allwinner Technology is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.
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