LG Puts Mobile SoC to Work

A new mobile SoC has been developed by LG Electronics and is already being used in a smartphone. The ‘Nuclun’ CPU has been installed in the LG G3 Screen, a Korea-exclusive handset.

Built with ARM’s Big.Little technology Nuclun is an octa-core processor. It has four 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 cores for intensive tasks and four 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 cores for low-power applications. LG says that the number of active cores can be optimised for faster performance or a longer battery life. The difference from other chips comes in the support for the LTE-A network, used on the new G3 Screen (see Product News for more details).