MediaTek widens use of ARM Cortex-A50 processors
ARM has announced that MediaTek has acquired a broad license to Cortex-A50 series processor cores and the next generation of ARM Mali graphics processing Units (GPUs).
MediaTek’s MT8135 mobile SoC was the first mobile phone applications processor to employ ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture in a heterogeneous multiprocessing (HMP) configuration. This heterogeneous approach is designed to allow mobile applications to be processed faster and more efficiently when divided between the CPUs and the GPUs.
“MediaTek is delighted to be working closely with ARM to bring the benefits of cutting-edge CPU and GPU solutions to manufacturers and consumers worldwide,” said Johan Lodenius, chief marketing officer, MediaTek.
The ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 support the ARMv8-A Architecture with both 64-bit and 32-bit execution. These processors extend the available performance range with a focus on power-efficient implementation while maintaining compatibility with the existing 32-bit software ecosystem around ARM processors.
The ARM Mali GPU family scales and so can be deployed in entry-level smartphones and top-end superphones, tablets and even smart TVs.