The four major ARM chip manufacturers are seeing the tablet revolution and smartphone growth bring great opportunities and the pressure that comes along with it. Nvidia is taking a major lead to start 2011 with their Tegra 2, which is the first dual core processor to make it to the market. It is being featured in a number of products so far. TI realizes this and is getting the news about its dual core OMAP 4 out at their earnings report.
With all four chip firms having new dual core options on the way, this is the perfect time to compare their offerings and see what they have in store.When we talk about OMAP, Snapdragon, Tegra, or Hummingbird, we’re really talking about a system-on-a-chip (SoC). There’s more to it than just the clock speed.