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ARM NEON tech targets mobile, multimedia products

Posted: 08 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:arm? neon technology? mobile? consumer? video encode/decode?

ARM has launched its NEON technology, a media and signal processing solution designed to accelerate a broad range of applications. The ARM NEON technology is targeted for mobile and consumer products that need the flexibility to implement multiple combinations of video encode/decode, 3-D graphics, speech processing, audio decoding, image processing, and baseband functionality.

NEON technology is a 64/128bit SIMD (single instruction multiple data) instruction set. It can execute an MP3 audio decoder in less than 10 CPU MHz, and can run the GSM AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate) speech codec using only 13 CPU MHz. It features a comprehensive instruction set, separate register files, and independent execution hardware. The technology supports 8, 16, 32 and 64bit integer, as well as single precision floating-point SIMD operations for handling audio/video processing, as well as graphics and gaming processing.

NEON technology will be implemented in future ARM processors, and will be supported by ARM and third-party tool chains enabling broad industry adoption.

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