With the upcoming Pixel 6, next to the Pixel 5 (test), Google and White Chapel will for the first time rely on an in-system-on-a-chip, which contract manufacturer Samsung Foundry 5 Nm . The new chip will be assigned a new “Google Silicon” label in response to Apple Silicon.
White Chapel as Google Silicon’s first SoC
Like a website that specializes in Google and its hardware 9to5Google From the internal documentation, the Pixel 6, which is expected in the fall of this year, will for the first time use a Google chipset made at 5nm and be developed jointly with Samsung.
The new SoC is to be launched locally under the name GS101, “GS” stands for “Google Silicon”, the website continues. System-on-a-chip is Google’s alternative to Apple’s first M1 processor.
ARM Cortex-A79 with upgraded TPU
In addition to Google’s internal smartphones from the Pixel series, the White Chapel SoC is expected to be used on Chromebooks from other manufacturers. 9to5Google’s internal documentation lists two smartphones codenamed “Raven” and “Oriole” that will appear in the fall.
The White Chapel design therefore relies on eight ARM cores from the Cortex-A79 series (“Matterhorn”) and a more advanced AI unit (“Edge DPU”) for Google Assistant.
5 nm output at unknown tip
There is still a big question mark behind SoC’s planned production at 5nm with ultraviolet UV exposure and contract manufacturer Samsung Foundry’s base nodes. Two production processes, 5LPE (“Low Power Early”) and 5LPP (“Low Power Plus”) are currently in question.
The website was already in April 2020 Axios The first details about the White Chapel SoC for Pixel smartphones and Chromebooks have been released.