Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Marvell Introduces New Applications Processor for Consumer Devices

Marvell introduced the first device in a family of new application processors targeted at mass market digital consumer devices.

The Marvell PXA168 is based on a new architecture that delivers the processing capabilities of an entry-level laptop.

This new class of applications processor is scalable beyond 1GHz to enable converged consumer devices. Target applications include connected digital photo frames, portable navigation devices, portable media players, automotive dashboard displays and infotainment systems, home automation, portable TVs, digital signage and other devices that utilize Internet connectivity, media processing and touch screen interfaces.

The processor supports high-definition video with hardware graphics acceleration on screens up to widescreen ultra extended graphics array resolution. The PXA168 also includes Marvell's Qdeo Color Intelligent Color Remapping technology to bring vivid color to displays without hue shifts or clipping while preserving skin tones.

The Marvell PXA168 reference platform supports Linux and Microsoft Windows CE operating systems and a media framework for connected consumer devices including all standard video and audio codecs, Adobe Flash and Flash Lite players, advanced GUIs and many third-party applications.

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