ICmasters is a company in the field of reverse engineering of semiconductor components and IP services that usually scrutinizes processors. IC Masters recently launched a preliminary review of Apple’s Bionic E14 system-on-chip (A14 Bionic) used in the iPhone 12 series and iPad Air 2020 tablet. IC Masters used a transit electron microscope called TEM to examine Apple’s new chip.
Apple’s A14 Bionic chip is made up of 11.8 billion transistors and is the world’s first mobile chip to use five-nanometer lithography from Taiwan Semiconductor Industries (TSMC). The chip uses six general cores, consisting of two powerful FireStorm cores and four low-power IceStorm cores. In addition, the graphics processing unit (GPU) of the Apple A14 chip has a four-cluster design, which uses a 16-core 11-core tops neural engine (TOPS).
Apple has also used several specialized accelerators in its advanced chip to give the A14 Bionic significant processing power for a variety of tasks. According to IC Masters reviews, the dimensions of the E14 Bionic processor dies are 88 mm (mm). It Is; While the previous generation, the A13 Bionic, used a 98.48 mm die.