Broadcom Corporation announced that its next generation Persona ICE applications processor family will be powering new high-performance multimedia tablets from Compal Electronics.
Broadcom Person ICE will form the single- or dual-core 1GHz+ ARM Cortex A9 heart of future slates from the ODM. The chips in question will operate at clock speeds of 1GHz or more and will be complemented by VideoCore IV graphics. Thus, the hardware should be able to handle media playback in quality of up to 1,080p, as well as 3D games.
Connectivity options include HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, all in a single package capable of Flash playback and HD video conferencing.
“Compal Electronics is pleased to partner with Broadcom to deliver differentiated tablet platforms to market,” said Ray Chen, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Compal Electronics Inc.
“The new Persona ICE platforms are delivered as completely integrated systems enabling Compal to optimally deploy our R&D for fast time to market. We look forward to leveraging Broadcom’s technology and unprecedented market reach to jointly address new market segments.”
“Compal is one of the premier designers and manufacturers of mobile PCs in the world. Our partnership with Compal enables the delivery of a world-class platform allowing us to address our customers’ demand for turnkey tablet solutions.” added Robert Rango, Executive Vice President & General Manager and Broadcom’s Wireless Connectivity Group.
Further details related to Compal device yet to be released.