Mobile World Congress 2010, KAWASAKI, JAPAN, DUESSELDORF, GERMANY & SANTA CLARA, USA: NEC Electronics has announced the availability of new systems-on-chip (SoCs) in the EMMA Mobile series.
EMMA Mobile/EV is capable of processing high-definition (HD) content and 3D graphics with very low power consumption. The new EMMA Mobile/EV SoCs, optimized for the portable device market including portable multimedia players and mobile tablets, integrate ARM’s high-end Cortex-A9 CPU core and a high-performance HD-capable audio-visual (A/V) engine for decoding a multitude of digital video and audio formats.
Two versions of the device are available: EMMA Mobile/EV1 with one embedded Cortex-A9 CPU core and EMMA Mobile/EV2 with two embedded Cortex-A9 CPU cores.
As per Techno Systems Research 2009, the global market for portable multimedia devices has grown to 250 million units in 2010 and is expected to increase continuously as evidenced by the variety of portable devices recently released to the market. In addition, embedded systems are becoming multi-functional with high performance, and the mobile market is expected to evolve into a market of multimedia data processors with higher performance.
As part of its core business, NEC Electronics has been actively expanding its portable device lineup. In November 2008, the company introduced the EMMA Mobile 1 SoC as part of its well-received mobile multimedia processor product line. The company added to the lineup of its EMMA Mobile 1 series with the EMMA Mobile 1-D product, and also expanded collaboration with Wind River and developed a Linux-based Software Development Kit (SDK) for the market of portable devices.