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SoC stands for ‘system on a chip’ or ‘system on chip’ which is a way to describe that a complete electronic system (like a computer) has been integrated on a single chip that includes processors, co-processors, memory, and all the associated data buses. To qualify as an SoC, all the sub-components must be cut from the same silicon die. To learn more about SoC, read SoC: The Force That Rules All Smartphones and Tablets


NVIDIA clears the air about Tegra 2-LTE compatibility

06/07/2011, Due to the delay of NVIDIA Tegra 2-LTE devices arriving on the market, a lot of rumors have been floating around suggesting that Tegra 2 SoCs has problems working together with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Well it looks like NVIDIA got tired of all the...

SuVolta PowerShrink technology helps chips consume less power

06/06/2011, One of the worst things about today’s smartphones has got to be the battery life. Especially if your smartphone packs a large screen or makes use of 4G connectivity. Well, all those problems might be coming to an end soon. The folks over at SuVolta...

Qualcomm Dual-Core Developer Hardware Now Available

04/27/2011, BSquare has just announced the availability of a Mobile Development Platform (MDP) based on the Qualcomm dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon system on a chip (SoC). This flavor of MSM8660 used in the MDP can run at frequencies of up to 1.5GHz. This is...

ARM licenses high-end processors to LG Electronics

04/26/2011, In an official press release today, ARM announced that it has a new licensing agreement with LG Electronics to provide them access to high performance, low-power ARM Cortex processors and ARM Mali GPU families. This could mean that LG Electronics is...

SoC: The Force That Rules All Smartphones and Tablets

04/22/2011, Smartphones and tablet don’t just use “processors”, they use Systems-on-a-Chip (or  SoC). But what the heck is an SoC? The one-liner would be that it is the equivalent of a computer motherboard, including main processor, graphics...

The iPhone 5 Will Use The A5 Processor (Opinion)

03/10/2011, There is a great deal of talks about whether or not Apple will use its A5 processor in the upcoming iPhone 5. And while everything is possible until the launch day, I’m certain that Apple will indeed use its A5 processor. Why? Simply because the A5...

Android Benchmark: Tegra 2 Wins It All

01/28/2011, Tegra 2 Benchmark - this page contains several Android benchmarks that compare the Tegra 2 powered LG Optimus 2X to other known Android phones.

Tegra 3: Quad-Core and 3X Graphics Boost

01/24/2011, Tegra 3 specs: this leaked slide is almost as good as an official announcement. Tegra 2 will indeed have 4-cores and a graphics processor that will be 3X faster

Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB SoC Detailed

08/24/2010, Microsoft’s Xbox team has unveiled the details of the console’s system-on-a-chip (SoC) that is contained within the new slimmer Xbox 360 250GB console. The chip, produced by IBM/GlobalFoundries 45nm process, is the first mass-market...

iPad Clone Pictures Surface

03/30/2010, Pictures of an obvious iPad clone have started to surface, and aside from the elongated display, it certainly looks a lot like Apple’s iPad. According to the source, it seems that this device will use Google’s Android OS, and will be powered...

NVIDIA Tegra 2 officially launched

01/07/2010, [CES 2010] Tegra 2 is official and put simply, it looks awesome. NVIDIA estimates that it is four times faster than the original Tegra chip while staying in the same power and thermal envelope. And looking at the diagram, we can understand why: the chip...

Marvell Armada mobile processors just launched

10/19/2009, Marvell just launched a family of mobile application processors* called Armada aimed at mobile devices like handheld or portable computers (smarttops). The Family has 4 models named Armada 100, Armada 500, Armada 600 and Armada 1000. As you can guess each...