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Fujitsu, Cinemo collaborate on auto multimedia tech

Posted: 20 Apr 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:multimedia technologies? Fujitsu's Emerald platform? Unified Media Player? graphic controller chip?

Cinemo, a developer of multimedia technologies, and Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe are collaborating on the optimization of Cinemo's automotive-grade multimedia solutions for Fujitsu's existing and planned Cortex SoC families. Cinemo's solutionsdesigned for in-vehicle infotainment, CE and embedded industrial computingwill claim a wider range of supported hardware as a result of the joint effort.

The 'Emerald' family of SoCs from Fujitsu is based on ARM's Cortex-A9 CPU core and is positioned as a leading graphic controller chip for automotive applications. Under the partnership, Cinemo's Unified Media Player will be optimized to support this architecture, and to deliver frame-accurate and lip-synchronized playback over a low-bandwidth network connecting multiple displays with built-in support for all popular A/V formats, codecs and containers.

Cinemo says it will optimize its solution to create "the best multimedia experience for Fujitsu's Emerald platform." This translates to creating a robust and reliable solution with the lowest CPU usage possible for Tier-One suppliers and car manufacturers.

Fujitsu claims that no one else in the market is able to offer these solutions, including support for all formats, a rich feature set including pure software-based implementation for rear-seat entertainment, and robust and reliable automotive-grade products with low power consumption. The companies plan to demo the MB86R11 and MB86R12 SoCs belonging to the Emerald family coupled with Cinemo's Unified Media Player to Tier-Ones and car manufacturers starting this month.

- Phil Ling
??EE Times

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