Nvidia’s Tegra aims to take the same market segment that treats the company’s reach into a new market that currently has a demand of more than 1 billion processors per year.
So what the heck is it? It is a computer. Yeah…I know. A computer. The kicker? It is on a small nanochip. Revolt! Tegra can be formally called a “system-on-a-chip” (SoC) or “computer-on-a-chip” (CoC). Tegra has:
- ARM11 CPU core
- GoForce (renamed into GeForce ULV) GPU
- an image processor (digital camera support)
- a HD video processor (PureVideo for handhelds)
- memory (NAND Flash, Mobile DDR)
- a northbridge (memory controller, display output, HDMI+HDCP, security engine)
- a southbridge (USB OTG, UART, external memory card SPI SDIO, etc).