Marvell PXA1088 Quad Core Cortex A7 SoC

Marvell PXA1088Marvell has just announced the MarvellPXA1088, a quad-core Cortex A7 application and communications mobile SoC that integrates Marvell’s WCDMA and TD-SCDMA modem technology to provide a low-cost 3G platform for both smartphones and tablets.

Marvell’s mobile platform also includes Avastar 88W8777 WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0 + FM single-chip SoC, L2000 GNSS Hybrid Location Processor, and an integrated power management and audio codec IC.

PXA1088 is said to be pin-to-pin compatible with the earlier PXA988/PXA986 solutions (dual core SoC) so that current mobile device designs can be upgraded with a quad-core SoC without  additional development costs.

Additional PXA1088 Features:

  • Support for advanced WCDMA Release 7, TD-SCDMA HSPA+ Release 8, and class 12 EDGE
  • 3G protocol stack certified on all major carrier networks and validated via IOT, GCF and field trail testing
  • Support for popular full-feature operating systems (Including Android 4.2), and industry-standard development tools
  • Multi-radio platform capabilities with WLAN/Bluetooth solutions
  • Integrated power management and audio Codec IC
  • Vivante GPU for OpenGL ES 2.0 and 1.1, as well as OpenVG 1.1
  • Hardware 1080p decoder and 1080p encoder
  • 12mm x 12mm JEDEC standard package-on-package stacked memory option or discrete package option

PXA1088 platform is currently sampling with selected customers. Products based on this platform are expected to be available sometimes in 2013. Marvell will showcase PXA1088 at Mobile World Congress, on February 25-28, in Barcelona, Spain.

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That might make a good option for a potential LTE Moto G…