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May 26, 2020 //By Peter Clarke
ARM launches series of IP cores for 5G smartphones
ARM has announced a series of IP cores for use in 5G smartphones with at least some of the IP targeting 5nm FinFET manufacturing process.

The Mali-G78 is based on the Valhall architecture as was last year's Mali-G77. The Mali-G78 supports up to 24 cores whereas Mali-G77 supports 16 cores. Mali-G78 is also 15 percent better at supporting machine learning. For those that do not require premium performance in graphics ARM has introduced the Mali-G68 with the same feature set as the Mali-G78 and up to 6 cores.

ARM said it is partnering with video game developer Crytek GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) to brings Cryengine software to Android mobile phones.

But for many smartphones dedicated machine learning support is required. For those cases ARM is introducing the Ethos-N78 neural processing unit (NPU) with a performance of from 1TOPS scalable up to 10TOPS. It offers twice the peak performance of the N77 and 25 percent more energy efficiency, ARM claims.

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