Early Adopter Brands Creating New Price Points for Dual-Core Tablets, IPTVs, and Car DVR devices
April 10, 2013 - Allwinner Technology, a worldwide leader in mobile application processor design, today announced that its customers have started shipping product featuring the A20: the world’s first dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A7 SoC.
Jack Lee, Marketing Director, Allwinner Technology, said, “Thanks to our customers, we knew there was a demand for a better, more balanced mobile application processor. We designed the A20 with that demand in mind. Fundamentally, the A20 chipset and its platforms give brands the most balanced, cost-effective choice for their tablets, Android IPTVs, and car DVRs.”
He continued, “The dual-core A20 platform provides excellent market opportunities for brands in the middle and lower ends of their product range. A20 solutions enable a lot of exciting, new price points and we’re committed to helping our customers take advantage of these opportunities quickly.”
“We are pleased to see Allwinner’s customers shipping products containing the A20, a chip which is based on the ARM® Cortex®-A7 processor and Mali™ technology,” said Tom Cronk, executive vice president & general manager, Processor Division, ARM. “ARM’s collaborative business model and low power, high performance approach is helping Allwinner to create solutions that fit its customers’ needs. The Allwinner A20 is powering a wide range of exciting new products at competitive prices for consumers.”
- Dual-core Cortex™-A7 CPU
- Dual-core ARM® Mali400MP2 GPU
- H.264 2160p video playback
- H.264 1080p 30fps or 720p 60fps video capture
- Integrated HDMI transmitter, LVDS interface, TV decoder
- Dual camera sensor support
- Google CTS passed; GMS ready
- Supports Android 4.2.2
Multi-Core CPU/GPU Performance
Allwinner’s A20 chipset efficiently balances a high performance, dual-core ARM® Mali400MP2 GPU together with an energy efficient, dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A7 CPU. This architecture can deliver 5x energy efficiency, 50% greater performance, and is 1/5th the size of ARM’s previous Cortex®-A8 architecture. In short, A20’s balanced CPU/GPU combo speeds up demanding applications like web-browsing, streaming video, and 2D/3D gaming while optimizing battery life for users.
Brilliant HD Video Experience
Users demand high resolution display and video from their products. Dual-core A20-based products enable dazzling video playback at 2160p and crystal clear 1080p or 720p video capture.
Consistent with Allwinner’s other application processors, the A20 integrates key functions on-chip in order to simplify system design, speed up time to market, and reduce overall system BOM cost. LVDS, HDMI, and TV decoding are all integrated on one chip, making peripheral connection simple and less costly.
In addition, the A20 is pin-to-pin compatible with Allwinner’s previous A10 chipset, simplifying solution design even further.
Allwinner Technology is a leading fabless design company dedicated to smart application processor SoCs and smart analog ICs. Its product line includes multi-core application processors for smart devices and smart power management ICs used by brands worldwide.
With its focus on cutting edge UHD video processing, high performance multi-core CPU/GPU integration, and ultra low power consumption, Allwinner Technology is a mainstream solution provider for the global tablet, internet TV, smart home device, automotive in-dash device, smart power management, and mobile connected device markets. Allwinner Technology is headquartered in Zhuhai, China.Contacts