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Philips addresses in-car infotainment needs

Posted: 13 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Royal Philips Electronics? PNX9106? Nexperia? media processor? ARM core?

Royal Philips Electronics introduced PNX9106, the first product in its Nexperia automotive media processor family. According to the press release, PNX9106 is a highly integrated device featuring an ARM core and a dedicated audio DSP plus a wide range of peripherals. This device allows manufacturers to offer fully integrated audio infotainment systems, enabling consumers to easily connect to their choice of entertainment, information and services while on the move.

The Nexperia processors include media playback and recording, interfacing for a variety of storage media and support for key connectivity standards such as USB, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. In addition, these media processors support next generation media formats, including Windows Media DRM technology, enabling device interoperability with a host of Windows Media-enabled scenarios including music subscription portability, Philips said.

"The flexibility and processing power of our Nexperia solutions are ideal building blocks for systems that deliver the full potential of car infotainment today and in the future," said Joep Thomassen, director of marketing strategy at Car Entertainment Systems, Philips Semiconductors.

The PNX9106 Nexperia processor also supports applications such as hard disk, Jukebox and other portable multimedia applications. This chip integrates seamlessly with existing Philips DSP-based car radio platforms such as SAF7730 + TEF6730, allowing a simple upgrade from existing AM/ FM designs. The Nexperia automotive processor family will be extended to support advanced functionality such as multi-standard video decoding, digital radio platforms and advanced connectivity capabilities.

The PNX9106 will be available in Q3 2006. Samples are already available.

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