- Published: Thursday, 24 January 2013 20:45
In this article Marco Cornero and Andreas Anyuru illustrate and compare the main technological options available in multiprocessing for mobile platforms, highlighting the synergies between multiprocessing and the disruptive FD-SOI silicon technology used in the ST-Ericsson products. They show that compared to personal computers (PCs), the performance of single-processors in mobile platforms is still growing and how, from a software performance perspective, it is more profitable today to focus on faster dual-core rather than slower quad-core processors.
Marco Cornero and Andreas Anyuru also demonstrate how FD-SOI benefits dual-core processors even more by providing higher frequency for the same power consumption, together with a wider range of energy efficient operating modes. All of this results in a simpler, cheaper and more effective solution than competing homogeneous and heterogeneous quad-processors.
More to read here : The Benefits Of FD-SOI
Update 2014-5-15: ST teams up with Samsung to bring FD-SOI to mass production