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Philips processors suit portable audio, multimedia players

Posted: 05 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:royal philips electronics? nexperia? ic? pnx010x? pnx0101?

Royal Philips Electronics announced its Nexperia Personal family of ICs for portable audio and multimedia players.

The new PNX010x family includes a host of key features that, when combined with the company's software offering, enables consumer electronics manufacturers to quickly bring to market high performance portable flash and hard disk audio and multimedia players.

"With the PNX010x, the consumer now has the freedom to experience high quality audio entertainment on the move. These low power, highly integrated processors deliver hi-fi quality sound in a tiny package," said Rutton Ruttonsha, VP and GM, personal entertainment solutions at Philips Semiconductors. "This is just the first step in our drive to make Audio/Video entertainment portable," he added.

The integrated PNX0101 and PNX0102 combine an embedded 32bit ARM7TDMI processor and a dedicated DSP for audio processing in a small footprint package to enable high performance portable audio applications. The PNX0105 incorporates the ARM926 core and an IDE interface to provide an excellent architecture for building portable multimedia players. The entire PNX010x family features a programmable architecture that provides support for multiple audio decompression algorithms including MP3, AAC and Microsoft WMA, as well as MP3 compression with LifeVibes Music audio enhancement algorithms.

Philips said they designed the PNX010x family with extensive flexibility for customized functionality. This includes complete software stacks and optional development tools from the company to help manufactures stay competitive with fast product design and differentiation.

The PNX0101 and PNX0102 are currently in mass production. Mass production of the PNX0105 will begin in Q2 2005.

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