Continuing the trend of chip-makers showing thier support for the Windows Mobile platform, Nvidia today introduced the Tegra processor, designed, according to NVIDIA, to bring â€œvisual computing to mobile internet devicesâ€.Â The processor, which is designed for low power and high performance, runs at 800 Mhz and features an ultra-low power GeForce GPU.
â€œAs more consumers begin to access the mobile Internet with devices like smartphones and MIDs, device manufacturers will be challenged to create the same high-quality user experience on mobile devices that consumers currently enjoy on their desktop PCs,â€ said Warren East, CEO, ARM. â€œUsing advanced ARM technology and providing a ground-breaking mix of performance, power consumption and form factor, the NVIDIA Tegra mobile computer-on-a-chip addresses this challenge more effectively than any other solution yet on the market, thereby taking a major step toward the oncoming mobile Internet revolution.â€
NVIDIA Tegra 650 also features:
â€¢ All-day media processing, for 130 hours audio, 30 hours HD video playback
â€¢ HD image processing for advanced digital still camera and HD camcorder functions
â€¢ Optimized hardware support for Web 2.0 applications for a true desktop-class internet
â€¢ Display support for 1080p HDMI, WSXGA+ LCD and CRT, and NTSC/PAL TV-Out
â€¢ Direct support for WiFi, disk drives, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals
â€¢ A complete Board Support Package (BSP) to enable fast times to market for Windows
â€œWith NVIDIAâ€™s Tegra processor line, we will continue to see impressive mobile innovations in Windows Mobile products,â€ said Todd Warren, corporate vice president of Microsoftâ€™s mobile communication business. â€œMicrosoft is dedicated to providing people best-in-class mobile experiences, so that people can carry a single device for work and play.â€
Click more for a picture of the NVIDIA APEX 2500 demonstration device, and a video of it in action.