Ti and the 1-watt MID

Posted on 16 September 2008, Last updated on 11 November 2019 by

It seems we’re giving a lot of airtime to ARM-based architectures today. And why not; The evolution of the smartphone into the MID and netbook sectors is one that we should all be aware of. In this, largely promotional video from Texas Instruments, Seshu Madhavapeddy, General Manager, Mobile Internet Devices talks about the MID segment, their OMAP 3 platform (as used in the new Archos)  and mentions a 1-watt MID. That is, 1-watt at full power including connectivity and screen. Wow! My N82 smartphone with its tiny screen and highly integrated silicon takes more than double that at full internet-connected tilt so I wonder what timeframe Ti are talking about here.

For more on Ti’s MID plans and platforms, have a look at some of the resources here including a blog and a very interesting PDF that draws comparisons with Intels X86 platform. There’s also a software webinar coming up on the 26th of September. Registration might be required for some of the links.

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