Tegra family of mobile processors from NVIDIA

NVIDIA launched Tegra family of processors(tiny computer-on-a-chip) for mobile computing which is physically smaller than a coin of US dime.Designed for granting high processing power, low power consumption, and allowing a visual experience like than of an PC,these processors are upfront in conquering the Windows Mobile-based designs.

“The vision behind creation of Tegra family was to create a platform that will enable the second personal computer revolution – which will be mobile centric, with devices that last days on a single charge, and yet has the web, high definition media, and computing experiences we’ve come to expect from our PC,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at Nvidia.Tegra is power efficient and it consumes 100 times lesser power than the current mobile processors.

Nvidia Tegra consists of an architecture with multiple processors, each architected for a specific class of tasks – an 800 MHz ARM CPU, a HD video processor, an imaging processor, an audio processor, and an ultra-low power GeForce GPU.

With Tegra products supposed to reach the masses by the end of this year,impressive mobile innovations in Windows Mobile products are likely to be observed.Nvidia Tegra APX 2500 processor will be the first to be made available while Tegra 650 processor is the second product in the Tegra line.

Some of the impressive features of Tegra 650 processor are all-day media processing, for 130 hours audio, 30 hours HD video playback; HD image processing for advanced digital still camera and HD camcorder functions; optimized hardware support for Web 2.0 applications for a complete desktop-class internet experience; display support for 1080p HDMI, WSXGA+ LCD and CRT, and NTSC/PAL TV-Out; direct support for WiFi, disk drives, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals.A complete Board Support Package (BSP) will enable fast marketing of Windows Mobile-based designs.