Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd ., which has a long interest in bringing high quality 2D and 3D capable processor engines to the industrial environment will soon be coming to market with an ARM-based offering that combines the U.K.s’ big-little concept and its Mali-T624 graphics core.
In the past the company has used its on internally developed SoCs such as the MB86R0x “Jade” and MB86R1x “Emerald” families to go after industrial and automotive infotainment and industrial applications with visualization systems where users control systems via onscreen graphics, such as advanced machine and robotic control.
Instead, the new SoCs will be based on dual-core Cortex-A15 and dual-core Cortex-A7 processors cores. Also, Fujitsu plans to use a quad-core Mali-T624 GPU to take over certain tasks from the CPU cores.
In ARM’s big-little processor strategy, a power-optimized processor core is paired with a performance-optimized core as part of a dynamic voltage and frequency scaling architecture in which software is allowed to switch between them , saving energy over implementations using single core designs