ARM Readies Cortex-A72 and Mali-T880 for Mobile Devices

ARM has just announced a series of solutions for the upcoming next-generation mobile SoC. The most notable developments are Cortex-A72 processor and Mali-T880 graphics. According to the manufacturer, both components will be interconnected within SoC by means of CoreLink – CCI-500. The launch of new items is scheduled for 2016. Rockchip, MediaTek and HiSilicon are among the companies to integrate both elaborations into their products.

It should be noted that Cortex- A72 is a successor of Cortex-A57, taking analogous 64-bit operations but demonstrating three times higher performance. The new-comer will be designed under 16 nm FinFET+ technological process. Its layout corresponds to big.LITTLE framework requirements; this promotes for its combination with other ARM cores.

As far as Mali-T880 GPU is concerned, it provides for 1.8 response time increase if compared with the Mali-T760 model. Herewith, its power consumption is reduced by 40%. Moreover, this GPU might support 4K …

Biostar H61MU3B Offers a Universal Set of Up-to-Date Interfaces

Biostar company announces the release of a new motherboard H61MU3B – a high-end tool for the creation of compact multimedia platforms with the universal set of up-to-date interfaces. According to the words of the company’s representatives, H61MU3B is able to support the majority of Biostar functional capabilities, including Remote 2, Bio-Flasher and Bio-ReLife, Driver-Genii technologies, as well as BioScreen Utility applet. Remote 2 technology is used to manage the multimedia system with the help of Apple and Android gadgets; Bio-Flasher and Bio-ReLife technologies are used to update and reclaim Bios functional from the external USB drives; Driver Genii is used to install all necessary drivers automatically. BioScreen Utility applet enables the choice of download logo and is equipped with eHot-Line service which secures the efficient technical support.

Motherboard Biostar H61MU3B has got an enhanced framework and design. Thus, motherboard framework is furnished with the …

Silicon Power Unveils Armor A85M External Storage

Silicon Power Computer & Communications is about to kick off with the newest stress-proof external drive, entitled Armor A85M. The model, targeting Mac users, features 132.5x92.3x25.9 mm dimensions and completely complies with MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6 Procedure IV standard. It also enjoys IP68 protection rating. The new-comer will be shipped with a 3-year’s warranty; however, pricing is unknown yet.

The storage is thought to operate within a wide thermal range – from 5 to 55 C degrees. Moreover, it might be employed in tough conditions, i.e. submergence, fall from a height of 1.2 m, storing in extreme colds/heat (-40 C degrees — +70 C degrees).

SP Armor A85M will be available in three capacities: 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. All of them are equipped with USB 3.0 interface with 5 Gb/sec bandwidth. The implemented USB port serves not only data transfer functions; it’s also a power cord. The case accommodates power and processing LED indicator.

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