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ITE develops audio/video apps using MIPS Pro cores

Posted: 05 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mips32 4kem pro? 4kep pro? soc? portable digital multimedia? mp3?

The MIPS32 4KEm Pro and 4KEp Pro cores from MIPS Technologies Inc. are being used by Taiwan-based IC design house ITE Technology Inc. to develop next-generation SoCs for portable digital multimedia, including MP3, portable media players (PMP), and other audio/video applications. The agreement further extends MIPS' reach into a rapidly expanding PMP market, which includes the MIPS-Based Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable).

The MIPS32 4KE family of cores offers a suitable solution for the development of high-performance, low power-consumption and highly-integrated chipsets for customer-end applications. The 4KE Pro cores feature the CorExtend capability, enabling designers to add user-defined instructions.

"After careful evaluation, we decided to adopt the MIPS architecture because of the high-performance, low-power and small footprint delivered by the 4KEm and 4KEp Pro cores," said Vincent Hu, chairman of ITE. "With their large writeback cache memories and user-defined instructions, the 4KEm and 4KEp Pro cores will enable IC designers to optimize the performance and battery life of portable digital devices," Hu added.

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