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SigmaTel rolls out SoC for photo printers

Posted: 02 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SigmaTel? STDC8080? photo printer controller?

SigmaTel has announced a new SoC solution for the personal photo printer market. The company said the STDC8080 offers inkjet and dye-sublimation photo printer manufacturers a complete controller solution with a low BOM cost. The device and its associated firmware controls all major photo printer product functions at the same time producing photographic quality prints.

According to SigmaTel, its digital imaging solutions enable consumer electronics and printer companies to develop innovative products. Through patented semiconductor solutions, firmware and software, the company's complete digital imaging product line allows customers to develop low cost products capable of high-quality prints.

"SigmaTel's complete digital imaging solutions enable us to deliver high performance products quickly at the lowest possible costa characteristic that leads to standard-setting high volume designs for our customers," said Peter Morris, VP of SigmaTel's Imaging Systems Group.

The STDC8080 is SigmaTel's first chip intended exclusively for the printer-only market, as opposed to the All-In-One printer market where products scan and copy as well as print. The device supports both standalone (without a PC connected) and PC-connected photo printing. Its printing interface is flexible and it supports both inkjet and dye-sublimation technology based printers.

The device contains a high-performance, configurable Hardware Image Processor and an advanced 32bit RISC processor. It contains an integrated LCD Graphic Controller, Memory Card Controller, USB High-Speed Device port for optional PC connections, and multiple USB Host High-Speed ports. The USB Host ports support interfaces to digital PictBridge cameras, Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, USB FLASH drives and other types of devices.

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