ARM Mali Video and Display Technology to Power Next Generation of Atmel Devices
ARM was delighted this week to announce that Atmel is the first company to license the ARM Mali-V500 and ARM Mali-DP500 processors along with the low-power Cortex-A7 CPU. With a multimedia subsystem from ARM, Atmel will be able to benefit from the energy efficiency and small die area of ARM IP and expand the visual experience of cost-conscious, non-smartphone markets such as wearables or automotive entertainment. We'll be very excited to see the first of these devices coming to market over the next couple of years.
ARM Holdings PLC Reports Results For The Second Quarter And Half Year
The results, released on Tuesday, showed that ARM signed a fantastic 41 new processor licenses in 2Q14, driven by demand for ARM technology in smart mobile devices, consumer electronics and embedded computing chips for the Internet of Things - this takes the number of cumulative ARM licenses to over 1,100. Of these 41, eight were for Mali processors, bringing the cumulative total for ARM Mali processor licenses to 96. ARM enters the second half of the year with a healthy pipeline of opportunities that is expected to both underpin continued strong licence revenue and give rise to an increase in the level of backlog.
Lots of New ARM Mali Tools Released
There's a saying about buses that comes to mind, but this week was definitely the week for developers to be upgrading their mobile tools! If you haven't yet, here are the links to download the latest in ARM's range of tools:
DS-5 v5.19 - new features include making it much easier to autodetect, define, launch and log simulation models from DS-5 thanks to the Models Platform Configuration Editor
OpenGL ES Emulator v1.4 - new features include a single library containing complete EGL/OpenGL ES emulation code for improving library loading scenarios
Mali Graphics Debugger v1.3 - new features include much-demanded frame replay functionality and lower overheads thanks to its new binary format
Mali Offline Shader Compiler v4.3 - upgraded to now support the compiling of OpenGL ES 3.0 shaders and the Mali-T600 series r4p0-00rel0 driver
It Wouldn't Be a Very Good Week Without the Launch of a New Mid-Range Device
And today the featured phone is the Spice's Stellar 526, launched into the Indian market featuring an ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU. According to their PR, Spice Retail Limited believe in "democratizing technology and widening the product range for our customers" and this new device will definitely help bring enriched graphics to consumers of mid-range devices.