TI OMAP3440 ARM Cortex A8 Applications Processor

The OMAP3440, from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), is the industry’s first ARM Cortex A8-based applications processor to bring full HD camcorder functionality to mobile devices, giving users the ability to record high-definition (HD) video, as well as enjoy new applications enabled by the large displays in the latest Smartphones and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). The OMAP3430 solution is sampling today and the OMAP3440 processor will sample by second quarter 2008.

Consumers have become accustomed to experiencing high-quality video and full-page Web browsing at home, and TI’s new OMAP3440 processor delivers the same compelling experiences to the mobile market. The new chip leverages TI’s high performance IVATM multimedia accelerator to support 720p HD video record and playback, unleashing user creativity behind the lens. With integrated camcorder capabilities, consumers will be able to record HD video on-the-go – for playback on an HD television at home or to quickly post and share with friends from a mobile device.

The OMAP3440 also packs the optimal combination of high-performance and low-power to deliver a robust Web browsing experience for the burgeoning MID market, making it possible for consumers to view content in full-screen mode and enjoy content in any format. At the heart of the OMAP3440 is a superscalar ARM Cortex-A8 running at 800 MHz, providing the performance headroom to enhance applications that take advantage of larger displays in MIDs.

TI is also introducing a new low-cost development kit aimed at stimulating innovation and fostering growth for OMAP-based Smartphones and MIDs. TI has teamed with LogicPD to launch the OMAP3430-based Zoom Mobile Development Kit (MDK). This cost-effective development platform, which can be used with a variety of operating systems, provides an affordable way for developers to quickly design on the OMAP 3 platform.

Development Board Features

  • TI’s OMAP3430 applications processor
  • TI’s OMAP-VoxTM cellular modem
  • TI’s wireless connectivity technology
  • 3-megapixel camera sensor
  • 3.7″ VGA TFT touchscreen display
  • TV output and more

More info: TI’s MID Solutions