Kurt Shuler, on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 @ 08:35 AM
Kurt Shuler, on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 @ 01:35 PM
It's official: RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook brain is the TI OMAP4430 processor.
The TI OMAP4430 is a very sophisticated mobile application processor system on chip (SoC) with dual ARM Cortex-A9 CPU cores, an Imagination Technologies POWERVR SGX540 GPU and the TI-created IVA 3 image and video accelerator and image signal processor. These semiconductor IP blocks are linked together by a network on chip interconnect from Arteris. The BlackBerry Playbook takes advantage of this multicore goodness while limiting power consumption by using RIM's BlackBerry Tablet OS, based on the multicore QNX operating system.