NVIDIA Introduces Its First Integrated Tegra LTE Processor

NVIDIA Introduces Its First Integrated Tegra LTE Processor 
Tegra 4i Delivers Highest Performance of Any Single-Chip Smartphone
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 --  NVIDIA today
introduced its first fully integrated 4G LTE mobile processor, the
NVIDIA(R) Tegra(R) 4i, which is significantly faster yet half the
size of its nearest competitor. 
Previously codenamed "Project Grey," the Tegra 4i processor features
60 custom NVIDIA GPU cores; a quad-core CPU based on ARM's newest and
most efficient core -- the R4 Cortex-A9 CPU -- plus a fifth battery
saver core; and a version of the NVIDIA i500 LTE modem optimized for
integration. The result: an extremely power efficient, compact,
high-performance mobile processor that enables smartphone performance
and capability previously available only in expensive super phones. 
"NVIDIA is delivering for the first time a single, integrated
processor that powers all the major functions of a smartphone," said
Phil Carmack, senior vice president of the Mobile business at NVIDIA.
"Tegra 4i phones will provide amazing computing power, world-class
phone capabilities, and exceptionally long battery life."  
Tegra 4i's new 2.3 GHz CPU was jointly designed by NVIDIA and ARM,
and is the most efficient, highest performance CPU core on the
"Tegra 4i is the very latest SoC solution based on the ARM Cortex-A9
processor and demonstrates the ability of ARM and our partners to
continue to push the performance of technology and create exciting
user experiences," says Tom Cronk, executive vice president and
general manager, processor division, ARM. "ARM and NVIDIA worked
closely to further optimize the Cortex-A9 processor to drive
performance and efficiency in areas such as streaming and
responsiveness. This is an example of the collaboration and
innovation that enables ARM technology-based solutions to be market
drivers through multiple generations of SoC solutions." 
Utilizing the same architecture as Tegra 4's GPU, Tegra 4i features
five times the number of GPU cores of Tegra 3 for high-quality,
console-quality gaming experiences and full 1080p HD displays. It
also integrates an optimized version of the NVIDIA i500
software-defined radio modem which provides LTE capabilities, and
makes networking upgradability and scalability fast and easy.  
''NVIDIA's Tegra 4i appears to outperform the leading integrated LTE
chip significantly, and also benefits from an integrated 'soft-modem'
that can be re-programmed over-the-air to support new frequencies and
air interfaces -- something other modem vendors can only dream of,"
said Stuart Robinson, director, Handset Component Technologies
Program at Strategy Analytics." 
Tegra 4i mobile processor's camera capabilities include the NVIDIA
Chimera(TM) Computational Photography Architecture recently announced
in Tegra 4. This delivers many advanced features, including the
world's first always-on high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities, first
tap to track functionality and first panoramic photos with HDR.  
NVIDIA also introduced its reference smartphone platform code-named
"Phoenix" for the Tegra 4i processor to demonstrate its unique mobile
technologies. Phoenix is a blueprint that phone makers can reference
in designing and building future Tegra 4i smartphones to help get
them to market quicker. 
The Tegra 4i mobile processor will be demonstrated in the NVIDIA
booth in Hall 7, Stand #C110, at the 2013 Mobile World Congress show
in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 25-28. 
As a recap, the Tegra 4 family includes: 

                          Tegra 4                   Tegra 4i                
Quad-Core CPU             Cortex-A15, plus battery  R4 Cortex-A9, plus      
                          saver core                battery saver core      
Tegra 4 GPU Cores         72                        60                      
LTE                       Optional via NVIDIA i500  Integrated NVIDIA i500  
Chimera Computational     Yes                       Yes                     
Photography Architecture                                                    

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