Renesas Mobile Corporation has announced the MP6530, its latest generation communication processor platform for LTE smartphones. The MP6530 extends the Renesas Mobile portfolio for mid- to high-end handsets priced between $200 and $400 by integrating a high-performance, up to 2GHz, applications processor with a product-proven LTE Cat-4 modem on a single die.
Based on ARM big.LITTLE technology, the processor combines high performance, to deliver exciting multimedia use cases, and extreme power efficiency to extend device battery life. Samples of the MP6530 platform will be available to Tier 1 OEMs in early 2013.
big.LITTLE connects the high performance of the ARM Cortex-A15MPCore processor with the energy efficiency of the Cortex-A7 processor, to enable application software to switch seamlessly between them. As shown in Figure 1, the Cortex-A15 processors can be used for compute-intensive applications, such as console-like gaming, fast page rendering and downloads while browsing, and media editing and processing.
“This ground-breaking addition to our integrated single-chip smartphone platform portfolio ensures that the balance between exciting compute-intensive applications and the power efficiency that extends battery life is always just right,” commented Jean-Marie Rolland, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Renesas Mobile Corporation.