According to the Hyderabad-based Notion Ink, the reason for switching from Nvidia's Tegra platform to the TI OMAP platform because it is a much more modular chipset, delivering better overall performance, as well as smoother multitasking and HD video playback. It will also feature lower-energy consumption, optimized with TI's integrated power-management IC.
The TI OMAP 44xx chipset will feature a PowerVR SGX5xx GPU. Also incorporated, are Texas Instruments’ Wi-Link 7.0 chipset and Phoenix Audio Power Amplifiers, promising enhanced connectivity and audio performance.
The announcement was made on a blog post on the Notion Ink site, where more benefits of the Adam II tablet were highlighted. Along with Ice Cream Sandwich, the Adam II will feature Notion Ink’s “Modular Based Software Architecture”, allowing users to customize apps, utilizing “Application Authoring Tools" aimed at novice users, such as a drag-and-drop interface, visual editors and a behaviour-based logic system.
Example apps included “a logic analyzer, medical imaging device, signal acquisition and processing, and a 3D modelling” device. An Open Source Module will also be included, for more advanced users, to allow for wider app deployment across Adam II tablets.