Thursday, January 8, 2009

RMI Introduces Advanced Processor for Portable Media Applications

RMI Corporation unveiled its Alchemy Au1300 Processor Family for rich media consumer devices requiring high CPU performance and low power consumption. The latest offering builds on the company's Au1250 Processor and now supports integrated 3D acceleration, performance up to 800MHz, and video decode resolution up to 720p including H.264 main profile. The Au1300 Family also includes further enhancements to power management resulting in industry-leading full-chip power rates of less than 1/2 watt at speed. The Au1300 also delivers an enhanced Media Acceleration Engine, providing hardware Bit Stream Acceleration and entropy decode that were formerly performed by the CPU core. It also adds a high performance Graphics Processing Engine (GPE) from ARM.

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