IRVINE & SANTA CLARA, USA: Marvell announced that OnLive is using award-winning ARMADA 1000 HD Media System on a Chip (SoC) with Qdeo video processing in its new OnLive Gaming Console to bring cloud gaming into the living room.
Powered by the ARMADA 1000 SoC, this new groundbreaking gaming platform enables a full HD gaming experience with a multitude of easily accessible games over broadband connection.
"Marvell is developing innovative technologies that seamlessly connect all of the devices in our lives. We see tremendous opportunity as cloud-based content becomes fully mainstream and enables a truly mobile lifestyle across devices, screens and formats," said Weili Dai, co-founder of Marvell.
"The ability to deliver compelling HD and 3D live video content from the cloud to the living room and to virtually any device with a screen is unprecedented. Our technologies are creating new possibilities across the consumer electronics landscape, and we're proud to team with OnLive to deliver the first such cloud-based gaming experience to market."
"The OnLive Game System is a groundbreaking product, not only pioneering the entirely new era of cloud gaming, but at 3 x 5 inches and 6 watts while delivering state-of-the-art games at 1080p60 with 3D and surround sound, utterly redefines the concept of a game console," said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO of OnLive.
"To achieve these design constraints, OnLive required an exceptionally high-performance, high-quality, very low-power, yet extremely flexible SoC to accommodate OnLive's highly-advanced proprietary technology. The ARMADA 1000 not only met, but exceeded our requirements, resulting in a superb and unprecedented gaming experience today, with the best yet to come."
The Marvell ARMADA 1000 SoC is a high-definition advanced video and audio decoder that provides dual-stream, multi-standard video decode and audio functionalities, along with a graphics pipeline that can enable rich and sophisticated user interfaces.
The ARMADA SoC also integrates the award-winning Qdeo processing, performing per-pixel 3D noise reduction, 3D de-interlacing, scaling, natural depth expansion, intelligent color remapping and adaptive contrast enhancement. The ARMADA 1000 also incorporates support for 3D Blu-ray playback, to offer service providers like OnLive with a full suite of capabilities for current and future gaming standards.