The future contains increasingly small microprocessors, memory modules and devices. This technology improves our productivity, while allowing professionals to feel more mobile and interacting. In this article, we will analyze some of the most promising technologies that will appear on a mobile device in the near future. From ultra-fast ultra-small USB flash drives to smartphones and ultra-powerful mobile computers.
A new era of processors
Intel recently announced in its Intel Developer Forum in 2010 that in the second half of 2011 it will launch a new line of processors, called Sandy Bridge, which will replace the existing Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 lines and may even appear on some mobile devices. compete with leading mobile technology manufacturers such as ARM. In Intel’s announcements, the new processor will include a ring architecture that allows the processor’s integrated GPU to share resources such as cache memory, thereby improving device performance and graphics while maintaining energy efficiency.
One of the objectives of this new family of processors is to expand the current use of computers in the most common applications, such as HD video, 3D games, multitasking, online multimedia and social groups. As laptops become increasingly popular and threaten to outshine desktop computers, these new developments will help keep users in the Techdirection.
But Intel is not the only manufacturer with large projects for the microprocessor. ARM announced its next-generation Cortex A15 processor, a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor designed for mobile computers, just a few days after Samsung announced the dual-core Cortex A9. Cortex A15 contains an architecture similar to that used in most modern smartphones and mobile devices. Due to these similarities, the integration in the current market will be perfect, using programs such as Adobe Flash Player, several Java platforms, MS Windows Embedded, Symbian, Linux and the ARM Connected Community of 700 developers and designers of software and hardware.
The technologies in the new ARM processor will provide hardware virtualization, the ability to address up to 1 TB of memory and error correction designs designed to increase fault tolerance while maintaining low power consumption.
The smallest flash memory
In the latest press releases, Hynix, Samsung and Toshiba announced the launch of NAND chips of the “20 nm” class, while Toshiba reaches 24 nanometers. This new process will gather more chips for larger NAND flash modules. This technology is applied to 8-bit chips per 8 GB cell, which are supposedly considered the smallest memory pieces with the highest memory density in the world. In the future, we can expect this process to apply to 3-bit and 4 GB products.
So, what does all this mean for a moving business professional? Why, more to go, of course. I hope to experience and even acquire some of these technologies, improving my professional and academic career.