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LSI updates StarPro processor line

Posted: 12 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:StarPro media processor? video transcoding?

LSI Corp.'s two additions to its StarPro media processor familythe SP2603 and SP2612are media gateway SoCs that offer low power consumption per voice channel and video transcoding for new mobile video and enterprise collaboration services.

According to LSI, the SP2603 and SP2612 enable manufacturers to build more cost-effective, high-density platforms that support advanced voice services and video processing in a wide range of network environments. The products include a comprehensive software development environment and leading voice, fax and video codecs supporting H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4 standards.

LSI has created a media gateway architecture to meet the demands of high-density voice and video applications. The solution is scalable up to 12 DSP cores per chip, providing a single platform for a wide range of applications from entry-level multi-service business gateways through wireless carrier-class media gateways. All SoCs are equipped with embedded CPUs, on-board memory for voice applications and carrier-class packet processing engines to support advanced QoS and traffic management.

For high density applications, LSI expects pricing of 25 cents per channel. Devices are shipping in volume now.

- Ismini Scouras

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