Press release

02 October 2006

Imagination Technologies Shows Multi-Standard Mobile TV Solution

Licensable Silicon IP Platform Ideal for Integration with ARM cores

ARM DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, BOOTH 608, SANTA CLARA, USA

Imagination Technologies, a leader in system-on-chip intellectual property (SoC IP), is demonstrating a market-leading silicon based reference platform for multi-standard mobile TV on the company’s stand at ARM Developers’ Conference 2006 from October 3rd 5th.

Imagination Technologies Mobile TV technology is:

  • Already deployed in high-volume handsets in Asia and Europe
  • Multi-standard, enabling devices to provide multiple standard support in the same country and roam between countries with different standards
  • Highly-integrated, delivering full baseband receiver functionality in a pre-verified subsystem
  • Ultra low power consumption – multi-standard capability at no power penalty

Imagination Technologies’ Simon Hambly will present “”Kurosawa: The Multi-Standard Mobile TV Demodulation IP Platform””, at the conference, illustrating the large system cost savings to be made by integration of ARM cores with Imagination’s multi-standard TV solution.

With low system power requirements Imagination Technologies’ Kurosawa mobile TV demodulation IP platform provides the foundation of a highly-integrated mobile TV solution, reducing cost, design risk and time-to-market. This platform provides the widest range of multi-standard support for Mobile TV, including, “”;One Seg””; ISDB-T, DVB-H, Enhanced Packet Mode DAB-IP and T-DMB. Each of the standards is likely to succeed in different geographical areas. Imagination Technologies’ platform is unique in enabling multiple Mobile TV reception standards on a single device without significant increases in silicon overheads.

Imagination Technologies multi-standard mobile TV technology is already proven in silicon licensee Frontier Silicon showed its Paradiso FS1030 multi-standard digital TV baseband IC, the first chip using Imagination Technologies’ multi-standard mobile TV platform, at IBC 2006.

Kurosawa is a licensable demodulation platform for mobile TV with multi-standard support for single-segment ISDB-T, DVB-H, Enhanced Packet Mode DAB and T-DMB. With low system power requirements Kurosawa provides the foundation of a highly-integrated mobile TV solution, reducing cost, design risk and time-to-market. Kurosawa IP platform deliverables will be available to lead licensing partners later this quarter.

Built around Imagination’s UCC Mobile (Universal Communications Core) signal processor, which provides PHY layer demodulation, Imagination Technologies’ mobile TV platform also integrates fixed hardware functions to ensure optimum die area, power dissipation and performance. This includes the DVB-H Link Layer and a MTX embedded controller for real-time system housekeeping.

Imagination Technologies also supplies a range of mobile video decoders and encoders supporting a wide range of standards including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1/WMV9, H.263 and H.264 video streams, at resolutions programmable up to HD, offloading the most costly stages in video processing from the CPU. This technology family enables mobile video that matches DVD for quality while requiring low-power consumption for long battery life on mobile video players.

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc a leader in SoC IP develops, licenses and supplies market-leading graphics, video and display cores, real-time multi-threaded DSP/RISC processors and communication and broadcast technologies for the mobile, consumer, automotive and PC markets. It supplies licensable IP (Intellectual Property) supported by advanced development tools to leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies worldwide. Imagination Technologies Group plc has its corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE:IMG).

Media contacts

If you have any enquiries regarding any of our news or press release items, please contact:

United Kingdom

david.harold@imgtec.com
Tel: +44 (0)1923 260 511

jo.ashford@imgtec.com
Tel: +44 (0)1923 260 511

Related blog articles

British Engineering Excellence Award

PowerVR Vision & AI design team collect another award

We’re delighted that the design team for our PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) has been honoured with a prestigious British Engineering Excellence Award (BEEA). The BEEAs were established in 2009 to demonstrate the high calibre of engineering design and innovation in the

Series8XT AR/VR Banner

Imagination Technologies: the ray tracing pioneers

After a period out of the spotlight, ray tracing technology has recently come back into focus, taking up a lot of column inches in the tech press. The primary reason is because graphics cards for the PC gaming market have

Amazon Fire Stick 4K pic

Amazon Lights up its Fire TV Stick 4K with PowerVR

Amazon, the internet shopping giant, announced earlier this week the latest version of its media streaming device, the Fire TV Stick 4K. First released in 2016, the Fire TV stick brings catch-up streaming services to any TV with an HDMI

Stay up-to-date with Imagination

Sign up to receive the latest news and product updates from Imagination straight to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
>
Contact Us

Contact Us