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Infineon Samples New 3.5G Baseband Processor

ASUS Previews P305 3G Smartphone

PNY Ships NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI

Renesas Develops Massively Parallel Processor Based On Matrix Architecture

Infineon Samples New 3.5G Baseband Processor

Infineon Technologies today announced sample availability of its latest baseband processor for multimedia mobile phones of the so-called 3.5 generation as well as its second generation platform for ultra-low-cost handsets.

The 3.5G baseband processor S-GOLD3H provides data rates of up to 7.2 Megabit per second and, according to the press release, represents the world's first chip for the mid-range multimedia phone segment with such high data rates. The ultra-low-cost 2 mobile phone platform featuring the new EGOLDvoice chip may further reduce the number of components in a basic cell phone from currently 100 to less than 50. Both new semiconductor solutions represent innovative integrated circuits combining several functions in one chip.

The S-GOLD3H is the heart of Infineon's next generation mobile multimedia platform, which it calls the MP-EH, supporting HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) data rates of up to 7.2 megabits per second (Mbit/s). Other components of the MP-EH are a power management chip SM-Power3; a RF transceiver SMARTi 3GE; a six-band WCDMA and quad-band EDGE RF transceiver; a "Bluemoon UniCellular" chip for Bluetooth connectivity; an A-GPS (Assisted GPS) positioning single-chip "Hammerhead"; as well as a WLAN low power chip called "Wildcard LP". The S-GOLD3H supports GSM, EDGE, GPRS and WCDMA mobile phone networks. Innovative design by Infineon successfully integrated high quality video capabilities into the S-GOLD3H, which makes application processors or companion chips obsolete in most cases.

The E-GOLDvoice chip is the heart of Infineon's second platform generation for ultra-low-cost handsets, ULC2. The new chip includes the baseband processor, the radio frequency transceiver, SRAM memory, and even power management for the mobile telephone. The innovative concept includes all areas of costs of the complete telephone with all its electronic components, printed circuit board, connectors, casing with keypad and display, all software components, rechargeable batteries, charger, packaging, and operating manual. E-GOLDvoice shrinks the space required for the electronics in a mobile handset with basic functionality to 4cm².

Source: Infineon Technologies

ASUS Previews P305 3G Smartphone

ASUS today previewed its compact 3G smartphone, the P305, based on Windows Mobile 5.0 at the 3GSM World Congress.

Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, the P305 will provides updating of Microsoft Office Outlook Email, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks when synchronizing with Exchange Server 2003 to ensure users are always up to date while on the move. The P305 also provides multimedia experience with Internet Explorer and an integrated multimedia suite (including Windows Media Player 10 Mobile) for users to enjoy music and video in a variety of audio formats, including MP3, AMR, AAC, WAV and WMA, as well as streaming MPEG-4 video.

With built-in compatibility for Bluetooth 1.2 and IrDA, the P305 can be used as a mobile storage device for any files types and multimedia content. The mini-SD expansion card slot also allows for additional memory.

Source: ASUS

PNY Ships NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI

PNY Technologies today announced the latest in its line of high definition graphics-to-video solutions, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI, is available now for shipping.

Designed especially for integration into HD broadcast and film industry solutions, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI delivers uncompressed 8-, 10- and 12-bit SDI from programmable graphics to provide real-time HD-SDI output. NVIDIA has developed a plug-in for use with Adobe After Effects 7.0, which combines OpenGL accelerated real-time previews with exceptional SDI graphics-to-video output display quality on broadcast monitors.

The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI is available now from PNY Technologies through resellers nationwide and for OEM application integration.

Source: PNY Technologies

Renesas Develops Massively Parallel Processor Based On Matrix Architecture

Renesas Technology announced the development of a massively parallel processor based on a matrix architecture suitable for image and audio multimedia data processing.

This processor is a massively parallel programmable device implemented in 90-nm CMOS with a core area of 3.1mm² featuring tight coupling of 2,048 processing elements and 1Mbit SRAM, and has been confirmed to achieve 40 GOPS (giga operations per second) performance at a 200 MHz clock frequency 250 mW power dissipation.

The novelty is a fine-grained SIMD (single instruction multiple data) type massively parallel programmable device, featuring the following structural characteristics:

  • Basic configuration: 2-bit processing elements (PE) and 512-bit SRAM assigned as data registers.
  • 2,048 PEs and a total of 1 Mbit SRAM, together with tight coupling between PEs.

Source: Renesas Technology

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