In our 23rd February post on OMAP and the next generation user experience we said we were looking forward to further OMAP updates at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Well it seems we weren’t to be disappointed as Texas Instruments held live demonstrations of its OMAP 5 technology last week at the Barcelona event.
In their words: ‘Poised to service smartphones and numerous other markets—from automotive to smart home—the OMAP 5 platform uniquely enables leading digital hubs to deliver premium content while consumers capture, edit, store, and share their own content across numerous end equipments. The result is a multimedia-rich, multitasking-intense visual experience without compromise’.
Among the many cool features of this platform is a dedicated hardware-accelerated composition engine - and visitors to MWC got to see how this can be used to deliver fluid 3D GUIs as well as checking out the platform’s ability to deliver crisp graphics at HD resolution.