Zhuhai, China, — Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. will debut the inaugural chipset of its new Falcon Series product family, the ATM9009, a 64-bit quad-core solution for high-end Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The ATM9009 SoC processor is a new generation, ultra-high performance solution featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU with speeds up to 1.8 GHz and a high performance, low power Series6 Rogue GPU from Imagination Technologies.
The ATM9009 supports up to 4K Ultra HD decoding including the latest international standard – HVEC/H.265 video decoding. Combining with the 64-bit architecture, the ATM9009 uses 28-nm process with Actions’ Low Power Design Generation V technology and supports the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
The first member of the Falcon Series is designed to provide the most advanced mobile user experience, including 4K Ultra HD video and high performance gaming with more efficient power consumption and a longer battery life, said the company. The device integrates an EDP interface and supports a wide range of “retina” LCD with up to 2560*1600 pixel resolution. Target applications include high-end tablets, OTT set-top boxes and other cloud-connected devices.
“The mobile device industry has been undergoing dramatic change, with manufacturers migrating from single-core to dual-core to quad-core chipsets over the span of just a few years. The transition from 32-bit to 64-bit architecture for smart phones and tablets is also proceeding at a rapid clip, supported by the launch of the iPhone 5s in 2013 and new smart phones from all of the other major handset manufacturers in 2014,” said Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO of Actions Semiconductor, in a statement. “The 64-bit revolution is underway and we believe it will start to become the industry standard for Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes in 2015. As the first 64-bit solution launched dedicated to tablets and OTT set-top boxes, we expect to capture the industry trend at an early stage with a very compelling offering that delivers an exceptional user experience and low power consumption at an attractive BOM cost. The launch of the ATM9009 marks a new era for Actions, and we expect to swiftly establish a strong position in this market.”