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Samsung Introduces 667MHz Mobile CPU

Samsung Electronics has announced a new mobile CPU with speeds of 667MHz. This mobile CPU is expected to enable diverse multimedia content in 3G mobile handheld devices such as smart phones and PDAs.

By introducing a structured custom design methodology at the integrated circuit design and evaluation process levels, Samsung was able to increase the speed of its mobile CPU. To further support seamless real time video images and high-density multimedia services, the mobile CPU carries up to 64Kilo Bytes of cache memory.

The new technology includes all the computing characteristics of current mobile CPUs with an embedded vector floating point co-processor enabling simultaneously computing of irregular decimal points along with fixed numbers. Design engineers implementing this technology will see enhanced graphics, 3D gaming and digital audio features.

Key Technology Features:

  • Core: ARM1020E
  • Core Clock: 667MHz @ 1.35V
  • No. of Pipelines: 6
  • Structured custom methodology for Multimedia
  • Low Power : 0.8 mW MHz

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I wonder...

A9700rO @ 9/21/2004 12:35:21 PM #
Certainly hope these will end up in a PalmOS Cobalt device, I'm thinking the sucessor of the Zire 72 here... anyone else?

RE: I wonder...
JonathanChoo @ 9/21/2004 12:52:41 PM #
I hope that Ryan posted the wrong picture. The core looks as big as my Athlon's core.

The processor might have some potential. I wish they would increase the cache size but that would increase also the die size. Incidentally does anybody know how many transistors this would have compared to the XScale and whether the CPU will use 90nm process.

Generic PDA > 5mx > Vx > m505 > N770C > T625C > NR70V > e310 > m550 > h2210 > T/T3 & h4150
StarTac > T28m > T39m > T68m > T610 > T630 > K700i

RE: I wonder...
Fernando @ 9/21/2004 3:20:30 PM #
i agree... the core looks rather large to me... maybe they purposely blew it up so that ppl can see the smaller details more easily.... well it sounds like good news in either case. However what i'm waiting for is 3d graphics :D

RE: I wonder...
LiveFaith @ 9/21/2004 3:25:27 PM #
That baby looks a lot larger than the PXA in my T3. Maybe it's thinner which might be desirable?

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com
RE: I wonder...
rcartwright @ 9/21/2004 5:34:32 PM #
No that's the actual chip. You see, its designed to let your PDA act as a coffee mug heater while you are waiting for it to cool off enough to put back in your pocket.



Rick C

Chips n Dip

numlock @ 9/21/2004 12:52:29 PM #
I hope its not the one on the right.

RE: Chips n Dip
LiveFaith @ 9/21/2004 3:28:39 PM #
No that's the new TT5 that runs the chip. They got rid of the slider and went with the circular wafer design. Finally a leak!

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com

PalmOS Ready?

mikecane @ 9/21/2004 1:13:26 PM #
Are they part of the PalmOS Ready chip group?

Samsung's chips are what power the new low-end hps, and they allegedly offer great battery life.

RE: PalmOS Ready?
bcombee @ 9/23/2004 3:28:05 AM #
Yes, Samsung, in addition to being a Palm OS licensee, is also a public member of the Palm OS Ready program. See http://www.palmsource.com/partners/posr/index.html#samsung for details.

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Ben Combee
http://palmos.combee.net - PDA programmer weblog

Korean chicks are hot...

pkuhns @ 9/21/2004 2:13:22 PM #
oops I meant chips...

Nokia 3650 bluetooth magnate
RE: Korean chicks are hot...
Gekko @ 9/21/2004 2:55:32 PM #

washy-washy? happy ending?

I wonder how this performs

Puppy @ 9/21/2004 4:13:05 PM #
compared to Intel's ARM chips, and how the power usage is. Theoretically the MMX instructions Intel added to theirs could be a big benefit.

OK, next...

otter @ 9/22/2004 4:52:37 AM #
Now that they've got this out of the way, maybe they can finally get that vaporous i550 phone out to us!! Any decade now, Sam!

Samsung = the new Sony

The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/22/2004 11:13:06 PM #
Hyundai = the new Toyota

Korea = the new Japan

Bow down before your future master, America.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

RE: Samsung = the new Sony
Winter_ @ 9/23/2004 7:30:11 AM #
The_Voice_of_Reason = Facey?
RE: Samsung = the new Sony
Strider_mt2k @ 9/23/2004 9:38:56 AM #
Samsung IS the new Sony.

LG is the new Samsung.

RE: Samsung = the new Sony
Palm4u @ 9/23/2004 10:40:12 AM #
"Hyundai = the new Toyota"

Cough cough... cha right... they wish

RE: Samsung = the new Sony
Strider_mt2k @ 9/23/2004 11:38:11 AM #
Dihatsu would be the new Hyundai.



RE: Samsung = the new Sony
RhinoSteve @ 9/24/2004 8:20:40 PM #
Naw, Samsung has better QA and ID than Sony. Plus they sell mostly to real people and not snobs that comment on lists like this.

-- Passive Agressive types need not apply.
RE: Samsung = the new Sony
KayAU @ 9/27/2004 9:16:39 PM #
Well, if LG is the new Samsung, and Samsung is the new Sony...what is Sony?

So Stupid

thomaslb @ 9/23/2004 8:26:46 PM #
This is a cool development only if the unit using such a power hog chip (no matter what the power management features are) comes with a start-up app that immediately displays a dialogue stating "Your battery is dangerously low. Please find a power outlet immediately. Idiot."

Wonder how the boys in the minaturization of thermonuclear batteries are doing. Japan is due to go through the same crash the US did in the 70's with autos that got 2.2 miles to the gallon. I will laugh.

RE: So Stupid
RhinoSteve @ 9/24/2004 8:19:26 PM #
This is had to be the worst comment I seen on this list so far? That time of the month or didn't you get any this morning. Please say something constructive or leave.
RE: So Stupid
thomaslb @ 9/25/2004 11:42:48 AM #
Shut up, RinoSteve. I didn't ask for your critique of my post and am not interested in same. Must've hit you with a dose of common sense and your system wasn't used to it.

My point is that we keep seeing such a careening lurch in power-hungry chips (lap-top strength chips) and no appreciable improvement in battery capacities. It is similar to being as silly as increasing the microprocessors in a watch when batteries in that realm couldn't sustain them either. A comment being heard these days is that people want to be moble, not tied to a recharger. If the TT3 gets 4 hours of battery what would something with a 667mhz chip get? It's a hand held, dummy.

RE: So Stupid
mikecane @ 9/25/2004 5:17:34 PM #
I have to tote the AC adapter along with the TE. This. Is. Very. Annoying.

Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!

The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/25/2004 6:23:04 PM #
After all these years of him whining about the most picayune of "faults" of every model released, he buys the incredibly crappy Tungsten E? Bizarre. I suppose having very limited funds makes this an understandable choice, but after using a high quality Sony all these years, he's definitely taking a step backwards.

I wonder how long it will take before something breaks on the Tungsten E? Will we have to endure countless hours of Mike complaining about it here at Palminfocenter? Given Mike's thousansds of hours of "research" playing with the PDA displays at Best Buy, he really has NO EXCUSE for making such a bad choice. A smart shopper would have spent the extra bucks to get a TH55.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
Strider_mt2k @ 9/25/2004 10:58:14 PM #
Whoa now, let's not bash.

Pity yes, bash, no. ;)
I'm no fan of the E. Hope it runs well and performs better than expected.

Undoubtably the money he saves now will go into some wunder-piece in the future. It's a known strategy to reign back a round and wait.

I'd have trouble with it if it was me though.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/26/2004 5:05:59 PM #
The problem is the poor guy buys PDAs only once every 3 or 4 years. I think he was using an elderly S320 before he downgraded to the Tungsten E. The quality of the S320 makes the Tungsten E look like a total POS*. By the time Mike's ready to buy again will there even be Palm OS PDAs still available? I almost want to send him one of our UX50 so he'll get the chace to see what it's like using some quality hardware. Then again maybe he really deserves to be stuck in purgutory using the "Tiny E" (tinny E) forever. ;-)

Between the tin-cased Tungsten E and the horrid peeling-cased Zire 72, Palm has managed to embarass itself over the past few months. (Luckily, the Treo 650 looks like a home run.) The fact that Mike bought a Tungsten E suggests he doesn't really know quite as much about Palms as he'd like people to think. Oh well. No doubt millions here are waiting anxiously to hear his thoughts about the Tiny E after living (suffering?) with it for a few months.

If he asks nicely, I'll sell him a mint condition UX50 for only $375.

*peiece of shi_





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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
A9700rO @ 9/27/2004 11:37:17 AM #
You actually go around, checking what handhelds other people have? Hmm... kind of, weird.


RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/27/2004 12:03:17 PM #
RE: So Stupid
mikecane @ 9/25/2004 5:17:34 PM

I have to tote the AC adapter along with the TE. This. Is. Very. Annoying.

Open your eyes, moron.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
mikecane @ 9/27/2004 2:10:48 PM #
Who's the moron? It's a loaner unit from PIC. It's the Ugly Face again, in all his stupidity, displaying it in full effect.

Get a life, you pathetic stalker.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
Strider_mt2k @ 9/27/2004 6:06:17 PM #
Yes, don't get between these guys when they're going at it.

You'll get scratched.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
Foo Fighter @ 9/27/2004 10:01:10 PM #
>> "You'll get scratched."

Ouch! My eye!

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Contributing Editor, http://digitalmediathoughts.com

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/28/2004 10:09:53 PM #
Wow, Mike. It appears you have a lot of "issues". Do you always flail wildly like this? Someone needs to give you a good slap.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
svrontis @ 9/28/2004 11:31:18 PM #
Well, if you are going to keep up all this abuse, we may never see mikecane's review on the TE. Give it a rest (for a while, at least).

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 11/23/2004 9:55:46 PM #
How's that Tungsten E hanging, Mike? The buzzing is the first sign.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.

RE: Newsflash: Mike Cane bought a Tungsten E!!! Ha Ha!
mikecane @ 11/24/2004 9:17:27 AM #
Look at how much of a stalker this creep is, going back into items that have left the front page. Jump, Pavlov, jump. Good doggie!

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