Monday, April 16, 2007

Intel Unveils Media Processor for Networked Media Players

Intel unveiled a new media processor aimed at a new generation of consumer devices, such as digital set top boxes and networked media players.

The Intel CE 2110 Media Processor uses a system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture that combines a 1 GHz Intel XScale CPU, MPEG-2 and H.264 hardware video decoders, DDR2 memory interface, 2D/3D graphics accelerators, and is supported by a modular software development environment.

Intel said it is working with several consumer electronics companies on designs that incorporate the new SoC media processor, including: ASUS, which is has a set top box; Digeo, which plans to deliver new Moxi Multi-Room HD digital media recorders; and OKI and ZTE, which will build set top boxes.

System integrator Hwacom plans to provide application layers for IPTV services using the new Intel media processing platform.

In addition, RADVISION will deliver VoIP and video conferencing capabilities; Amino Communications will provide the Intact IPTV client software stack and Verimatrix will deliver content protection software based on the new media processing platform.

Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom plans to support consumer devices based on the new SoC media processor with its Multimedia on Demand (MoD) service deployment.