ARM, a developer of central processing and graphics processing technologies, on Monday announced that another South Korea-based designer of chips for mobile and handheld applications has licensed its ARM Mali-400 graphics processor. Core Logic Inc. will utilize Mali-400 to develop chips for smartphones, fully-featured multimedia phones, portable media players (PMP) and personal navigation devices (PND).
“We are seeing massive demand for ever higher specification graphics on all multimedia mobile devices, PMPs and PNDs. Device manufacturers are continually looking for technologies that enable them to develop the next high-end, must-have gadget to set them apart from the competition. Additionally, users are becoming increasingly discerning about getting the best out of their chosen applications at home and on the go,” said Kwang Pyuk Suh, chief executive officer of Core Logic.
Core Logic, whose customers include several major Korean manufacturers, will also become part of the ARM Mali Graphics Ecosystem that brings together a growing community of developers, technology partners, software vendors and content companies to collaborate and reduce the cost of graphics ownership.
“By extending our relationship with ARM, a reliable and proven supplier, and incorporating the Mali-400 MP GPU in our solutions, we are enabling our customers to meet this demand and deliver an equally compelling user experience on mobile as on digital entertainment devices,” added Kwang Pyuk Suh.
The highest performance GPU in the Mali technology family, Mali-400 MP, supports complex 2D and 3D multimedia applications at up to 1080p resolution and offers pixel processing rates from 300MP/s to more than 1GP/s, low memory bandwidth usage and low power consumption. The Mali-400 MP GPU also supports Khronos OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG standards, further enhancing user experiences on a wide range of digital devices.
The scalability of the Mali-400 MP GPU from one to four cores enables Core Logic to serve multiple product markets, achieving the optimum power, performance and area configuration for each application, all underpinned by the same architecture and supported by the Mali range of middleware and drivers. Core Logic will deliver their Mali-400 GPU-based solution to customers in 2010.