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Persona ICE Platform powers tablets, enables connected home

Posted: 11 Jan 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:connected home? tablets? Information Connectivity Entertainment? wireless connectivity?

Broadcom Corp. has announced that its next generation Persona ICE (Information Connectivity Entertainment) applications processor family will be powering new high-performance multimedia tablets from Compal Electronics. Taking advantage of Broadcom's strength as a wireless connectivity supplier, the Persona ICE platform converges key system and software technologies to deliver unique and intuitive applications across increasingly interconnected consumer electronics devices in the home.

Designed in a low power 40 nanometer (40nm) CMOS silicon process, the Persona ICE family, which includes the BCM11311, consists of dual-core 1GHz+ ARM Cortex A9 processors integrated with VideoCore IV graphics and multimedia subsystem and a rich set of peripheral interfaces. It also integrates an additional dedicated digital signal processor enabling the SmartAudio suite of audio enhancement solutions for VoIP and IP Communication applications. The multi-core architecture enables the flexible computing power of the ARM cores free to handle user-specific software applications.

The Persona ICE family is a unique connected home platform which integrates key industry-standards and proprietary technologies such as DLNA and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct. The connected home platform enables seamless interaction of devices also driven by Persona ICE with other devices in the connected home such as set top boxes (STBs), smart televisions, mobile phones, smart appliances and smart grid applications.

Particularly, the Persona ICE platform includes: Single or dual-core ARM Cortex A9 cores at GHz+; VideoCore IV intelligent mobile multimedia processor subsystem that delivers full HD videoconferencing capabilities and dual-camera support; Tightly integrated software; Connectivity and interoperability technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS, connectivity products pre-integrated into the platform; And Broadcom's InConcert co-existence technology.

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