Just Posted: FD-SOI video & white paper. Just as this blog was going online, ST-Ericsson posted an excellent, in-depth white paper; and in partnership with STMicroelectroics, a YouTube video detailing the how’s and why’s of FD-SOI.Here are the links — you really don’t want to miss these:
• Multiprocessing in Mobile Platforms: the Marketing and the Reality
In this white paper, ST-Ericsson’s 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 upcoming ST-Ericsson products.”
• An Introduction to FD-SOI
STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson have teamed up on this excellent video, which garnered 1250 views within the first four days of its posting on YouTube. The animations and comparisons highlight why FD-SOI is so fast, and so cool. If you have a Google or YouTube account yourself, you can hit the “Like” button.
In the last blog, we kicked off what promises to be an exciting year with the news that ST-Ericsson announced the NovaThor™ L8580 ModAp. It’s billed as “the world’s fastest and lowest-power integrated LTE smartphone platform,” is built on STMicroelectronics’ 28nm FD-SOI, and is sampling in Q1 2013.
We said it was a game changer, and ST-E’s put together a really good page on their website that shows how they’re doing it.
By way of reminder, the NovaThor L8580 integrates an eQuad 2.5GHz processor (the mobile industry’s fastest) based on an ARM Cortex-A9, an Imagination PowerVR™ SGX544 GPU running at 600Mhz and an advanced multimode LTE modem on a single 28nm FD-SOI die.
The ST-E site is well worth looking at yourself – but in the meantime, here are a few of the highlights they’re sharing:
Now are you starting to see why it’s a game changer?