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ST Nomadik processor powers Samsung phones

Posted: 21 Dec 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:processor? processors? application processor? DTV? mobile phone?

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that Samsung Electronics has selected ST's Nomadik multimedia application processor technology for several digital TV mobile phone models for the Korean market.

According to the press release, the phones can receive Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB) signals and run on 3G CDMA EV-DO and 3.5G HSDPA cellular networks.

T-DMB phones are enjoying significant popularity in Korea today, where consumers can enjoy several TV and radio channels together with data services such as weather forecasts or traffic and travel information; and the number of devices supporting this standard is growing exponentially. Powered by ST's Nomadik STn881x series of multimedia application processors, the mobile phones provide high-performance T-DMB mobile TV experience thanks to Nomadik's unique architecture.

"Nomadik's unique architecture, which is based around audio and video accelerators, is perfectly matched to mobile TV applications, because it delivers an extremely high level of multimedia performance, combined with the low power consumption necessary for mobile products, and at a cost that can help manufacturers meets the aggressive price points in consumer markets," said Jyrki Hannikainen, general manager, application processor division, ST.

According to ST, its Nomadik mobile multimedia processors harness a multi-core distributed architecture, based on an ARM926EJ-S core to deliver superior video, audio and graphics, reduced power consumption and simplified software development for products such as smart phones, multimedia feature phones, PDA, Internet appliances and car entertainment systems.

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