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PortalPlayer adopts ARM technology for digital audio applications

Posted: 22 May 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ARM7TDMI? digital audio? SoC controller? processor core? digital audio?

PortalPlayer Inc., a supplier of digital audio platforms, has adopted the ARM7TDMI core for its digital audio encode and playback devices. ARM core-based products from PortalPlayer are used by OEMs and ODMs to develop complete digital audio product families, from player-only portable devices to digital audio-enabled encoding and playback systems for the pocket, home and car.

Portal Players' complete platform solutions include an integrated SoC controller, firmware, digital media manager application software, and reference designs to speed system integration. PortalPlayer's SuperIntegration SoC controllers, based on the ARM7TDMI processor core, provide a programmable and upgradeable solution for digital audio playback and recording applications to accommodate the requirements of the digital audio entertainment market.

John Mallard, president and CEO of PortalPlayer, stated, "with the addition of the ARM7TDMI core to our customer owned tool (COT) flow, PortalPlayer is able to manage the timeframe and costs for new chip development. As a result, we will continue to bring high-performance, high-integration platform solutions to the growing market for consumer digital audio devices."

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