Google provides modular smartphone Marvell- and Nvidia K1-soc




Google has announced some new details about his plans with modular smartphones: there will be two reference devices where manufacturers can rely on their models. One gets a Marvell processor, while there is also a device with Nvidia Tegra K1 chip equipped.

Let Google know the first three demo models of Project Ara to have received. The smartphones are manufactured by Quanta, based on Google’s’ Spiral 2′-design. It also involves the first models with Toshiba switch that based on the MIPI UniPro protocol and should combine with the bridge- asics for controlling the interfaces of the modules. Google managed to have it sent to the screen in the processor with the switch via the UniPro network.

There are two reference devices. One has the Marvell PXA1928 , a soc with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores, 64bit support and a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. The chip supports include 4g, wifi ac and NFC. In addition, there is a variant with Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with powerful GPU, but it is not known whether it is the version with four Cortex A15 cores or the new model with two Nvidia 64bit cores.

For new models of Project Macaw with Spiral 3 form factor Google sets an application processor from Rockchip with native UniPro ahead. There will also be a new generation of Toshiba chips with support for contactless data transmission based on the latest M-PHY specification.

Google promises to showcase the Spiral 2 models Macaw Project at a developer conference in January.

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