Sunnyvale, Calif.--June 28, 1999--Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale) announcedthe latest addition to the company's Trimedia processor family, the TM-1300. The new mediaprocessor handles up to 6.5 billion operations per second (BOPS) and offers nearly a 40 percent reduction inprice compared with previous Trimedia devices with equivalent performance.
Philips Semiconductors' Trimedia processors are powered by an advanced VLIW (very longinstruction word) CPU, capable of processing up to fiveinstructions per clock cycle and supporting a real-time operating system. Additionally, the TrimediaSoftware Development Environment (SDE) offers a full suite of system software tools to compile anddebug code, analyze and optimize performance entirely in C/C++ programming language, whichreduces development costs and time-to-market. The TM-1300 supports the audio/videoencoding and decoding, Internet browsing, Java Virtual Machine, system control, and GUI functionsneeded for digital video appliances.
The TM-1300 is available in 143 MHz and 166 MHz versions. The 143 MHz device is sampling nowand the 166 MHz device will be sampling in Q399. Both devices will ramp into full production in Q499.Pricing for the 143 MHz version starts at $35 in large quantities.
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