Renesas Mobile Introduces Ground-Breaking Quad Core ARM Cortex-A15/Cortex-A7
CPU-based Communication Processor with Integrated LTE Cat-4 Modem
Delivering low-power and high performance for fully immersive browsing, gaming
and rich multimedia experiences using ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology for
smartphones and superphones
TOKYO -- February 14, 2013
Renesas Mobile Corporation, an innovative supplier of advanced cellular
semiconductor solutions and platforms, today announced the MP6530, its latest
generation communication processor platform for LTE smartphones. The MP6530
extends the Renesas Mobile portfolio for mid- to high-end handsets priced
between $200 and $400 by integrating a high-performance, up to 2GHz,
applications processor with a product-proven LTE Cat-4 modem on a single die.
Based on ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology, the processor combines high performance,
to deliver exciting multimedia use cases, and extreme power efficiency to
extend device battery life. Samples of the MP6530 platform will be available
to Tier 1 OEMs in early 2013.
big.LITTLE connects the high performance of the ARM Cortex-A15™ MPCore™
processor with the energy efficiency of theCortex-A7™ processor,to enable
application softwareto switch seamlessly between them. The Cortex-A15
processors can be used for compute-intensive applications, such as
console-like gaming, fast page rendering and downloads while browsing, and
media editing and processing. The Cortex-A7 processors take over to most
efficiently process the majority of smartphone workloads and background tasks
such as social media and email syncs, audio or video playback and other
always-on, always-connected tasks.
“This ground-breaking addition to our integrated single-chip smartphone
platform portfolio ensures that the balance between exciting compute-intensive
applications and the power efficiency that extends battery life is always just
right,” commented Jean-Marie Rolland, chief technology officer and executive
vice president of marketing and sales for Renesas Mobile Corporation. “The
enhanced performance and impressive multimedia capabilities also allows our
OEM customers to bring optimized mid- to high-end LTE devices to market
quickly. The next-generation MP6530 is addressing current market needs as well
as providing support for smartphone devices as they evolve.”
The MP6530 platform represents a massive performance increase over Renesas
Mobile’s mid-tier MP5232 platform, to support more highly complex
applications. GPU performance has been increased by 300 percent to
effortlessly deliver immersive gaming experiences, compelling 2D and 3D
interfaces and screens. It also drives full high-definition (HD) simultaneous
1080p video encoding and decoding for action-packed videos on the go. Renesas
Mobile has also increased the memory performance 300 percent to enable new
multimedia use cases and features such as full HD external display support and
full HD over WiFi, allowing more people to bring mobile phone content to
larger screens in their living rooms. In addition, the platform’s enhanced
imaging capabilities can deliver features that allow a smartphone to replace a
digital still camera, with support for high-megapixel, digital SLR-like,
on-the-fly imaging support, real-time face detection, image stabilization and
“The emergence of LTE is transforming smartphones into high-performance and
always-on mobile multimedia computers. The challenge for enabling chipsets is
to provide the best balance between high-performance and energy-efficient
computing” said Malik Saadi, principal analyst – cross portfolio with Informa.
“One of the best ways to achieve this goal is to integrate the LTE modem with
a smart multi-geared CPU capable of selecting the optimum processor for each
The MP6530 inherits the maturity of the proven Cat-4 LTE modem used in the
Renesas Mobile MP5232 platform. This provides the industry’s highest
throughput and low-power multi-mode FDD and TD-LTE Cat-4 capabilities, and
OEMs can also benefit from significant development and certification efforts.
This technology maturity essentially removes modem certification from
customers’ critical paths, reducing development costs and time to market.
Existing MP5232 platform customers also benefit from a strong roadmap, new
products and greater diversity
About Renesas Mobile Corporation
Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas
Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and offers advanced and innovative
products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer
electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to
develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets
and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet
the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile provides complete
cellular chipset platform solutions including powerful applications
processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly
integrated radio frequency devices and intelligent power management solutions.
Renesas Mobile offers our customer complete system and software expertise to
develop flagship devices more rapidly.
More information can be found at www.renesasmobile.com.
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Key Features of MP6530
Quad-Core Applications Processor Engine
*Quad core communications processor with dual cortex A15 and dual cortex A7
*Leverages big.LITTLE™ technology to optimize performance and power with
full multiprocessing capability
*Full HD primary display up to FHD@60Hz
*Simultaneous HDMI/MHL external display output (1080p30)
*Full HD WiFi Display
*Support for simultaneous 1080p30 video encoding and decoding
*High-quality, high-megapixel digital SLR-like imaging support
*On-the-fly support with real-time face detection, stabilization, noise
filtering to replace digital still cameras
Integrated mature LTE Cat-4 modem
*TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Cat-4 (150 Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink)
*HSPA+ features such as DC-HSPA+ Cat-24 and HSUPA Cat-7 giving HSPA+ data
rates of 42Mbps (DL) /11.5Mbps (UL) respectively, with global coverage
through its unique RF systems design.
*Industry’s best-in-class performance and network efficiency based on
patented advanced technologies
*Ultra-low power consumption for extended battery life with optimized power
*Renesas Mobile’s highly integrated triple-mode Cat-4 modem has long been
used to test and tune LTE networks.
*The LTE modem supports multiple world-wide simultaneous band combinations
in a compact form factor which is achieved through an RF subsystem design
that includes a 65nm multi-mode LTE transceiver and a highly optimized
multi-mode multi-band power amplifier module.
Renesas Mobile Corporation
David McTernan, +44 7720 598390
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