UK – 7 January, 2014 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L)
announces that its Ensigma radio communications processing (RPU) IP is integrated
in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 Ultra HD processor designed for smart TVs,
set-top-boxes and digital media adapters from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM). The Ensigma
RPU from Imagination Technologies performs global broadcast TV demodulation
functions in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor that integrates Qualcomm
Technologies’ own in-house designed Adreno™
GPU, CPU, video core, Bluetooth and WiFi technologies.
The Ensigma IP is the leading multi-standard DTV
demodulation technology, providing companies like Qualcomm Technologies with
production-ready implementations of the industry’s broadest array of global TV reception
standards. Ensigma RPUs provide a unique universal and highly scalable solution
for integrating multi-standard connectivity and global broadcast communications
capabilities into SoCs. The flexible hardware architecture of Ensigma RPUs
means that the engine can be easily scaled to address everything from the
smallest most cost-sensitive embedded connected processors to the most advanced
connected smart TVs or tablets targeting global markets.
Woodhead, EVP engineering for Ensigma, Imagination:
“We’re delighted that Qualcomm Technologies
is deploying our Ensigma IP for its innovative new chip. Our Ensigma RPUs
uniquely support all major TV broadcast standards, and are gaining growing
traction in the market as connectivity and broadcast functions are increasingly
integrated onto SoCs.”
About Ensigma RPUs
using Imagination’s highly successful Universal Communications Core (UCC)
programmable radio technology, Ensigma RPUs bring truly multi-standard
basebands to consumer-class products. UCC technology uniquely combines fully
programmable modulation and coding processors with multi-standard hardware
accelerators and a multi-stream DMA fabric to yield a power and area optimized
multi-standard baseband solution.
Ensigma RPUs enable global TV products supporting
DVB-T2, DVB-T, ISDB-T, ATSC, GB20600-2006 (CTTB), DVB-S2, DVB-S, ISDB-S, DVB-C,
J.83B, ISDB-C; analogue TV; mobile TV including T-DMB, 1-Seg ISDB-T; they also
support all key standards for connectivity including 802.11abg, 802.11n with up
to 4×4 MIMO, 802.11ac with up to 2×2 MIMO, as well as Bluetooth; and broadcast
radio standards including DAB/DAB+, HD Radio, 3-seg ISDB-T, ISDB-Tmm and FM.
Technologies – a global leader in multimedia, processor, communication and
cloud technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions
including graphics, video, vision, CPU and embedded processing, multi-standard
communications, cross-platform V.VoIP and VoLTE and cloud connectivity. These
silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip
(SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of software, tools and
ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, connected home consumer, mobile
and tablet computing, in-car electronics, networking, telecoms, health, smart
energy and connected sensors. Imagination’s licensees include many of the
world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEM/ODMs.
Corporate headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and
R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.
Qualcomm, Snapdragon, and Adreno are trademarks of Qualcomm
Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm
Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. All Qualcomm
Incorporated trademarks are used with permission. Other products or brand names
may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Imagination Technologies’ Press Contacts:
UK: David Harold
+44 (0)1923 260 511
USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini