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CSR, Telechips develop Wi-Fi photo frame platform

Posted: 25 Jan 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Wi-Fi photo frame? Internet radio? LCD display?

CSR and Telechips have partnered to develop a Wi-Fi digital photo frame with Internet radio platform.

Telechips' Wi-Fi-enabled digital photo frame platform features wireless connectivity using CSR's UniFi single-chip Wi-Fi technology. The UniFi offers users with the capability to send their photos directly to an 8-inch LCD display and connect via Wi-Fi access points to provide wireless streaming of Internet radio. The platform is expected reduce the time to market for ODMs and will be available by the end of January 2008.

Based on CSR's UniFi and the TCC8300 media processor from Telechips, the platform runs on common OS for multimedia devices, making it easy for customers to integrate and use. CSR's UniFi is claimed to be the lowest-power Wi-Fi solution in the market and features a small CSP that measures 5.8mm x 6.4mm. The chip architecture, combined with the lack of external components required, ensures that CSR's UniFi provides a low BOM and quality Wi-Fi performance.

Telechips' platform will use CSR's UniFi to allow users to stream internet radio via Wi-Fi and supports music subscription services such as Rhapsody, ShoutCast, WM Audio and vTuner, providing access to thousands of songs via live broadcast or on demand access. Users will be able to display images in their memory cards or communicate via Wi-Fi with Flickr and other photo sharing websites such as Picasa to view online photo albums. The platform will also support RSS feeds from sources including Yahoo, MSN, CNN, BBC as well as displaying currency rates and traffic information.

Tracy Hopkins, VP of CSR's consumer business unit, commented, "It is clear that the market for Wi-Fi enabled devices is growing rapidly and our collaboration with Telechips will enable ODMs to deliver high quality multi functional devices in minimal time to market."

Minho Seo, CEO of Telechips, said, "Increased functionality remains a key differentiator for many of our customers and wireless connectivity is becoming a must have. Our partnership with CSR has allowed us to develop a platform that delivers a best in class Wi-Fi connection that will allow our customers to create extremely desirable products quickly and at a lower cost."

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