LONDON NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) is now sampling the PNX847x/8x/9x set-top box IC. The chip is implemented in a 45-nm CMOS manufacturing process and based on the Cortex-A9 multiprocessing and Cortex-M3 processor cores. The company is set to show the IC at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas.
"The showcasing of ARM technology by NXP is a highly visible demonstration of the growing momentum behind ARM Cortex processors in set-top boxes," said Mike Inglis, executive vice president of the processor division at ARM, in a statement.
More details of the PNX847x/8x/9x can be found here. The parts are due to be transferred to Trident Microsystems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a specialist in ICs for digital media applications. NXP is in the process of transferring its television systems and set-top box business lines to Trident while taking a 60 percent stake in the company.
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