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Apple A9X SoC

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Details of the price,company and the launch date of Apple A9X. Price and Release Date </>
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The price of the product when it was launched. Price
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Manufacturer Company
Apple
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The series that Apple A9X belongs to. Family
A9 Series
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Distinguises Apple A9X from other members of the family. SOC Part No.
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The year SoCs was launched in the market. Release Year
2015
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This is the marketplace of the product! Status
Released
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Whether Apple A9X is suitable for mobiles, embedded systems, laptops or desktops. Market Segment
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Is SoCs designed for mobiles? Mobile
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Is Apple A9X designed for embedded systems? Embedded
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It consists of the processing unit, graphics processor and memory of Apple A9X all on a single chip. Processor </>
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The basic computation unit of SoCs, multiple cores help in boosting the performance of the SoC. Cores
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Threads are a single sequence stream in a process that enable Apple A9X’s processor to multitask. CPU Threads
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It is the measure of the number of clock cycles a CPU can perform per second. CPU Clock Speed
1800 MHz
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Specifies the type of core used in Apple A9X. Processor Core
64-bit octa-core ARM Cortex A53
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Indicates the rate at which a single core of a multi core processor is operating. Processor Frequency
1.80 GHz
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A boost frequency that enables Apple A9X processor to operate above its base frequency. Turbo Frequency
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Pipelining helps to increase the throughtput of SoCs processor. Pipeline Stages
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If Apple A9X has a single processor or operates on a multiprocessing system. Multiprocessing
Multiprocessor
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It refers to the revision of the design that allows faster processing. Core Stepping
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Word Length is the no. of bits processed by the CPU in one go. Word Length
64 bit
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It is a programmable logic chip that can render images, video and animations for embedded applications. Graphics Processing Unit
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Specifies the Graphics Processing Unit used by Apple A9X. GPU
Powervr Series 7XT GT7600
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The set of tools and runtime components that are used for creating displays featuring 2D and 3D graphics. Advanced Graphics APIs
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Digital Signal Processor, that processes data in real time, to make it ideal for applications that cannot tolerate delays. DSP type
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Analog signals that are supported by Apple A9X for applications like audio,video and mobile broadband. Mobile Network
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CDMA refers to several protocols used in 2G and 3G wireless communications.It is one of the major radio systems used in cellular phones. CDMA
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It is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system’s GSM. GPRS
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It is a digital mobile telephony system used to describe the protocols for 2G digital cellular networks. GSM
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It is a type of parallel computing architecture that allows faster signal processing. HSPA+
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Enhanced GPRS, is a data system that allows almost 3 times faster speeds than GPRS. EDGE
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Long Term Evolution(LTE) is a 4G mobile communications standard for mobiles and data terminals. LTE
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High-Speed Uplink Packet Access ( HSUPA) is a 3G mobile telephony protocol with up-link speeds up to 5.76 Mbit/s. HSUPA
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It is a packet -based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to and higher than 2Mbps. UMTS
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High speed download packet access (HSDPA), as the name suggests allows faster download speeds. HSPDA
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Architecture gives the complete structural details of the SoC. It includes memory, power requirements, size etc. Architecture </>
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The physical connection between the SoC and external components. Socket
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Either Reduced Instruction Set or Complex Instruction Set architecture is used. Platform
RISC
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A unique name assigned for identification and is easy to remember for consumers. Code Name
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The power consumed by the processor. This factor greatly affects the performance. Power
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The temperature at which Apple A9X should ideally operate. Operating Temperatures
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Type of package matters as it directly affects the power dissipation. Package
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The dimensional details of Apple A9X. Size
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The height and width of the SoC. Dimensions
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It refers to the number of bits used to encode data. Data Bus
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Based on architecture it can be determined whether the processor is capable of processing complex signals. CPU Architecture
Harvard
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It is the instruction set architecture supported by Apple A9X. ISA Supported
ARMv8-A (A32, A64)
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Apple A9X can support different devices such as USB, camera, HDMI etc, that allow sharing of data. Communication Devices </>
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External components an SoC can connect to. Communication Interfaces
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USB is a plug-and-play interface that allows a computer to communicate with peripheral devices. USB
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A wireless communication medium, Bluetooth can be used to send data back and forth. Bluetooth
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EMMC (embedded multimedia card) is a flash storage available in less expensive gadgets. EMMC
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It is a interface for transferring video and audio signals from a display controller to a compatible device such as smartphone or tablet. HDMI
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Translates data between serial and parallel forms. UART/USART
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Serial Advanced Technology Attachment is an interface used to connect ATA hard drives to a computer’s motherboard SATA
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Whether the SoC supports graphics display? Display Support
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The various multimedia devices that Apple A9X can support. Multimedia Interfaces
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The maximum video resolution Apple A9X can encode for support on different devices. Video Encoding
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The maximum video resolution Apple A9X can decode for support on different devices. Video Decoding
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The type of interface SOC has for the GPS module. GPS Module Type
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LCD controller supported by the SoC. LCD Controller
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Mentions whether Apple A9X supports external display. Display Controller
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The display resolution of a display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. Display Resolution Support
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Specifications of the SoC memory. Memory </>
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Memory bandwidth is the rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by a processor. Memory Bandwidth
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The maximum amount of data that Apple A9X can store. Memory Size
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It is the fastest memory and is used for temporary storage so requests for that data can be served faster. Cache
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It is a primary cache used for temporary storage. Its use is to ensure that the CPU has the next bit of data loaded into it already by the time it goes looking for it. L1 cache size
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L2 is slower than L1 memory and is also called as secondary cache. L2 feeds L1, which feeds the processor. L2 cache size
3072 KB
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Types of memories supported by the SoC. Memory Type
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LP-DDR3 is a form of double data rate synchronous DRAM for mobile smart phones and Tablet PC application. LP-DDR3
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Low power SDRAM that are synchronized with the clock speed that the microprocessor is optimized for. LPDDR3 SDRAM
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It supports low voltage memory operating at 1600 MHz. It has a peak data rate of 12.8GB/s. DDR3-1600
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LP-DDR2 is a form of double data rate synchronous DRAM for mobile smart phones and Tablet PC application. LP-DDR2
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It supports low voltage memory operating at 1600 MHz. It has a peak data rate of 10.6GB/s. DDR3L
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LPDDR3 is a form of memory that operates at 1.8 volts as opposed to the more traditional 2.5 volts and is commonly used in portable electronics. LPDDR3
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LPDDR2 is a form of memory that operates at 1.8 volts as opposed to the more traditional 2.5 volts and is commonly used in portable electronics. LPDDR2
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Double Date Rate type 3 is a modern type of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) with 400-1066MHz I/O clock. DDR3-1066
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Double Date Rate type 3 is a modern type of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) with 500-1133MHz I/O clock. DDR3-1333
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It refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application. No. of Channels
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A floating point unit (FPU), also known as a math coprocessor or numeric coprocessor, is a specialized coprocessor that manipulates numbers more quickly than the basic microprocessor circuitry. Floating Point Unit
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Apple A9X Information

For consumers who are in hunt for a new smartphone or tablet, knowing Apple A9X information and its market facts is essential before they seek one! However, time and efforts spent in gathering such data may not always be worth! Not to worry, this is the right place where your search ends! Apple A9X was released in 2015. Apple A9X belongs to Appleand A9 Series family. Apple A9X Processor and its architecture plays an important part in determining the performance characteristics of the chipset. It executes the instructions based on the preset algorithm in its firmware. More number of cores lead to faster and hassle-free computing. Furthermore, Apple A9X has a clock speed of 1800 MHz. All these features of Apple A9X SoC make it ideal for use in high-end electronics gadgets.

Apple A9X Details

Apple A9X details such as the Apple A9X Architecture, its memory allocation and other device constraints such as the power limitations and external device support are vital consideration in its design. A system-on-chip houses many components integrated into a small space; thus the efficiency of this device is dependent on how well each component complements the other. Apple A9X SoC runs on a RISC architecture.

The entire architecture of the chip is structured around the processing of large blocks of data. Each component plays consequential role in integrating the functions performed by the SoC. Apple A9X SoC contains a graphics processor, referred as its GPU, which is solely intended for the accelerated creation of images which are then outputted to a display. graphics processor is used.

Apple A9X Key Facts

Some Apple A9X key facts include its RAM, processor & memory bandwidth, which indicate how fast the data transfers over the chipset's communication media. As the density of integration increased, the memory became a dominant component in determining the absolute performance, gross power consumption and fabrication area of the SoC. The memory controller optimizes and manages the on-chip and off-chip memory technologies, to efficiently deliver the required data handling within the power and delay constraints.