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  Date: 13/07/2011

Chips&Media's video codec employed in Freescale latest i.MX 6 series

Chips&Media Inc has announced its CODA960 hardware video acceleration technology is utilized in the i.MX 6 series of SoCs from Freescale.

Chips&Media Inc says its the first device in the family, called the 6Quad, represents one of the industry's first low-power SOCs to combine four ARM-based CPU's with a full 64bit memory bus.

By providing four ARM Cortex A9 cores running up to 1.2GHz each, with integrated 3D graphics and high definition video capabilities enabling 1080p HD video playback at 60 frames per second (fps), dual stream HD processing 3D video playback and 3D video encoding, the processor delivers over five times the multimedia performance of Freescale's current generation of applications processors explains Chips&Media Inc.

According to Chips&Media Inc, CODA960 video codec IP core is a hardware video codec that supports for 1080p60 encode/decode, as well as encoding and decoding multiple HD, SD and CIF streams. It provides multi-standards and multi-stream support for all broadcast standards including, MPEG-2, H.264, VC-1, AVS and MVC as well as support for other internet video standards including H.263, Sorenson Spark, VP8 and Theora. It also supports MPEG-4, H.264, H.263 and MJPEG encode for video telephony and video surveillance.

The i.MX51 and i.MX53 processors, which utlilize Chips&Media's previous video Codec technologies, are already shipping in high volumes across a broad range of consumer devices including smart phones, tablets, e-book readers, and other smart mobile devices, automotive infotainment systems, and industrial products.

Rajeev Kumar, i.MX product line manager with Freescale's Multimedia Applications Division said: "We're glad to confirm this collaboration with Chips&Media. The demand for mobile HD video is growing at a rapid rate. With more users playing games and watching high-definition movies, Chips&Media's proven video technology is key in delivering a high-quality visual experience on i.MX based mobile devices."

Steve Kim, CEO, Chips&Media said: "The CODA960 is a member of third generation of Chips&Media's HD platform. We're very delighted to see users to bring a new level of high definition hardware video processing performance with its CODA960 enabled in Freescale's i.MX 6 series."


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