Press release

07 January 2014

Imagination’s Ensigma IP provides global broadcast TV demodulation in new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 802 processor

Ensigma RPU offers industry’s broadest range of global TV standards in one programmable and highly efficient solution

London, 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 AdrenoGPU, 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.

Says Martin 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

Built 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.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination 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:  

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