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Processor solutions address needs of consumer printer market

Posted: 07 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:zoran? processor? quatro 4050? quatro 4200?

Zoran Corp. announced the availability of its newest processor solutions, the Quatro 4050 and Quatro 4200 series, for the consumer printer market.

The Quatro 4050 series provides OEMs with an embedded scanner analog front-end (AFE) and a feature set optimized for the most cost-sensitive applications. Meanwhile, the Quatro 4200 series delivers one of the industry's most highly integrated, fully featured solution for sophisticated printers that enable customers to view, print and share digital photos. This series embeds several new features, including fast, high-quality scanner analog front-end (AFE), USB High Speed host port, and a color LCD interface. The Quatro 4200 series also supports emerging home multimedia applications with a TV output interface and is designed for applications that require PC-independent functions, including PictBridge and memory card functions.

"Our latest Quatro processor solutions provide OEMs with the most cost-effective solution available for consumer printing applications, from ultra-low-cost products to premium applications with color graphical displays and wireless connectivity," said William Queen, product marketing manager, Zoran Imaging Division. "We are enabling consumers to easily connect digital printers with digital cameras, digital televisions, DVD players and other devices to view and share their images whenever and wherever they want."

Every Quatro processor solution pairs an ARM RISC CPU core and Quatro SIMD DSP core. This pairing provides OEMs with a compelling combination of high performance processing and programmability that allows for the rapid and easy addition of increasingly sophisticated features such as automatic enhancement of digital photos, said the press release.

The company offers manufacturers a complete set of tools for programming the DSP, including a library of optimized image processing routines with all the algorithms typically used in scanning, printing, and copying applications.

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