1GHz Processor on the Mobile Phone?

1GHz Processor on the Mobile Phone?

In August 2001, Intel announced its 1GHz desktop processor. It has gone a long way since then. This year, your mobile phone could be powered by a 1GHz processor too, according to an announcement by Marvell with its PXA168 CPU.


The Marvell PXA168 processor is scalable beyond 1.0GHz and it’s only going to be a matter of time before we see media players and mobile phones running this processor (my guess is before 2009 ends).


Marvell PXA168 is based on a new innovative architecture that delivers the processing capabilities of an entry-level laptop to instant-on, digital consumer devicesby enabling full-featured web surfing, Internet widgets, multi-format video, Adobe Flash-based content playback, image processing, video conferencing and advanced graphical user interfaces (GUIs) – at consumer price points with ultra-low power for longer battery life {source}.

asus p565There are a lot of smartphones right now that sport fast processors — the Nokia 5800 has an ARM 11 369 MHz CPU, several HP iPaq and the O2 XDA has the Intel PXA272 416 MHz processor, the Xperia X1, HTC Touch HD and the upcoming Motorola A3100 has a Qualcomm 528 Mhz processor.

The fastest so far is the new Asus P565 that runs on Marvell TavorP 800 MHz. One gigahertz isn’t that far in the horizon and when those processors arrive, we could be looking at some serious computing power in mobile devices.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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7 Responses

  1. Ed says:

    back when i was in high school in cupertino, ca, we had an intel rep show up to our physics class and gave us a sneak peak at a headset viewfinder that would attach to your eye like a cyborg. it was about 1x1inch cube that allowed for full svga color and was transparent: meaning you could still see where you were going while viewing the screen. you would have a handheld remote (or cellphone) to control what you see on the eyepiece. the only problem was that they didnt have processors that were small enough to power a phone capable of full windows os computing. mind you, this was back in 1999.. it seemed like such a revolutionary idea since we had no full color screens on cell phones/pdas yet. i wonder whatever happened to that idea.. the new jump in processor speeds would totally bring this to light.. i know the US military uses similar eyepieces to view the battlefield.. imagine walking down the street wearing a pair of eyeglasses that had a full transparent OS in your view.. take it even further, match it with gps tech/3G to visually point out local bars/restaurants on the street you are on.. ok im all commented out haha (give me a year to make it happen before you steal my idea! lol)

  2. Ed says:

    ps. i apologize for any nose bleeding i may have caused

  3. Huan22 says:

    US Military is using that eyepiece in their attack helicopters, it is used when firing the gun of the chopper, that eyepiece made the phrase “point and shoot” obsolete because the chopper pilots doesn’t have to point at the target, they just have to look at it then the gun thing automatically points where ever the pilot is looking to(I know this because I saw it on Discovery Channel.^^). Anyways, in relation to the 1 GHZ mobile phone processor, this kind of processor would open many opportunities for mobile application developers because they have a lot more room to expand their applications because of the increase in computing capacity.

  4. yococski says:

    wow astig.. andaming smart phones ngaun na pentium3 na halos ang speed.. yung nga lang.. MAHAL. wahehe! after 10 years, siguro may dual core na smart phone na. ^_^ iba talaga ngayon.. ang bilis ng technology


  5. TechPinas says:

    That’s gonna be a lot. :) Whew!

    I bet it will transform the idea of phone functionality.

    All cool.

  6. Miguel says:

    The HTC G1 is also running the Qualcomm MSM7201A 528 Mhz CPU, and, the Android OS feels more like a computer than a phone!

  7. CarloBlogg says:

    Wow, soon enough, Phones like this one will go at par with current handheld gaming machines in the market. 1Ghz is a lot of speed for gaming. ^_^

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