Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ericsson's U500 Mobile Platform Targets Consumer Markets

Ericsson announced its U500 mobile platform aimed at a new wave of consumer mobile services. Designed for mass market mobile devices, the U500 is capable of features such as high quality camcorder (MPEG4, H.264 D1@30fps), 12 Mpix camera, WVGA displays, advanced 3D gaming and 3D user interface, CD quality audio performance and high resolution mobile TV ((MBMS phase 2, DVB-H, Unicast).

Connectivity options include WLAN 802.11, wireless USB(UWB) and high speed USB. The U500 supports quad-band WCDMA radio, 7.2/5.76Mbps HSPA broadband capabilities, a security solution as well as highly optimized power consumption.

The Ericsson U500 mobile platform derives its processing power from three ARM11 CPUs and hardware accelerators, with state-of-the-art platform architecture through the integration of the digital baseband and an advanced multimedia companion chip into a single-die processor.

The advanced graphics capabilities available in the U500 are enabled through the implementation of ARM Mali200 GPU, a programmable, OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics processor producing fast, high quality graphics with the low power consumption required for a handheld device.

Ericsson said the U500 will be commercially available in the first half of 2009.http://www.ericsson.com

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