Next-gen Rockchip chipsets licensed to use ARM v7 and v8 instruction sets


We recently broke the news about future plans of Chinese chipset manufacturer Rockchip, and now we have a bit more info on the intricacies of the upcoming chipsets from the giant.

It has now come to fore that the company has managed to procure appropriate licenses to be able to use the current most advanced ARM instruction sets and architectures. Rockchip are now eligible to use the ARM Cortex-A57, Cortex-A53, Cortex-A12 architectures on their upcoming series of chipsets, the RK32xx.

Hugely popular among tablet manufacturers, Rockchip recently made their way into the international scene with HP’s Slate 7, which used the RK3066 dual-core processor. Their current prime, the Rk3188 continues to head charts as a tablet PC favorite, and with their next series of chipsets, Rockchip would hope to build on their dominance in market.

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