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Multimedia CPU has ISP features for cellphones

Posted: 16 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Approach? multimedia processors? ISP? image signal processing? Zoran?

Zoran Corp. announced its family of Approach mobile multimedia processors, which incorporates digital camera image signal processing (ISP) capabilities along with other multimedia features for the cellphone market.

The Approach 5 processors promise to deliver camera phones with image quality that rivals digital still cameras and offer real time video capture. The product allows cellphones to support image sensors as large as 5 Megapixels. These phones will also be able to offer 30fps full VGA resolution digital video MPEG-4 capture and playback. Additional multimedia features include decoding of mobile DTV and other H.264 low bit rate video streaming, 3D gaming hardware acceleration, TV out and digital mobile TV support. The Approach 5 family also integrates a GPS baseband, enabling location-based services in handsets.

The Approach 5 solutions include reference designs and the software applications suite needed for enabling the features of multimedia phones for global markets. All Approach 5 family products share the same 10-by-10mm package configuration.

Zoran added that mobile phone battery life is improved with the smart system power saving design and the use of advanced 90nm process technology. In addition, a mobile SDRAM is embedded within the 10-by-10mm package.

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