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Solomon Systech has announced the SSD1933, the first processor platform in the MagusCore family, packing an ARM926EJ-S core and an AV-DSP core on a single chip. The multimedia processor is suitable for applications such as mobile digital TV (MDTV), portable media players (PMP), personal navigation devices (PND), smart mobile phones and mobile Internet devices that demand a low-cost, high-performance solution for power-sensitive multimedia devices.

The dual-core distributed architecture is optimized to deliver high performance yet ultra-low power consumption in multimedia acceleration compared with the traditional single CPU approach. The AV-DSP core offloads the ARM core from multimedia processing to extend battery life and free the CPU for general purpose applications and OS support.

With the support of the AV-DSP core, the device is capable of decoding video in MPEG-2 standard up to D1 (720x576) resolution at 30fps. Combined with the MPEG-2 Transport Stream Interface (TSI), the device is the preferred solution for multi-standard mobile digital TV. It also supports a wide range of video formats including H.264, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, RMVB and H.263 up to D1 resolution.

The device includes broad array of peripheral connectivity, including SD/SDIO/MMC, USB 2.0 OTG, MLC NAND Flash and mobile DDR SDRAM. In addition to a camera interface and 24-bit LCD interface, the processor integrates a 10-bit NTSC/PAL encoder for high-quality video and photo capture and playback.

The SSD1933 is now available.