Samsung's Arndale Community Development Board Opens New Opportunities for App Development
Bangalore: Samsung Electronics Co., a global leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the immediate availability of Arndale, a new community development board designed around its Exynos 5 Dual system-on-chip (SoC). The Exynos 5 Dual features the implementation of both the world’s first dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor and the world’s first quad-core ARM Mali-T604 GPU based on 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology. Priced at an affordable $249.00, the newest board offers the open source developer community a rich environment for producing the highest caliber of mobile applications, including in the areas of gaming, security, multimedia and user interface on multiple operating systems.
“Imagination is the only barrier to the next era of mobile applications,” stated TH Kim, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “The latest community development board powered by the Exynos 5 Dual gives developers access to a complete dual-core Cortex-A15 processor and Mali-T604 GPU platform with features not usually found on other community platforms, including NFC, GPS and a camera sensor. This inexpensive solution paves the way for an entirely new generation of middleware software and applications to be developed in an open source environment.”
Samsung’s Exynos 5 Dual processor delivers an order of magnitude lift in performance over current generation processors and leads the way in GPU compute as the first SoC capable of full profile OpenCL. The Exynos 5 Dual also incorporates the latest in security and multimedia technologies to meet the needs of the next generation of mobile products. The initial version of the Arndale board will ship with the Android Jellybean OS.
“Consumer expectations for an engaging experience are now based on what the mobile world provides: the latest applications on a device that is always on, always connected and always ready,” said Ian Drew, executive vice president, marketing and business development, ARM. “ARM Partners, such as Samsung, are driving innovation in the mobile market and enabling innovation with the developer community by introducing platforms like the Arndale Community Development Board. By providing broad access to solutions based on the latest ARM technology on a single platform, Samsung will enable the next generation of engaging applications.”
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