Marvell's PXA3xx family of application processors delivers industry-leading power and performance that enables scalable low-power 806 MHz, ultra low-power video and H.264 up to D1.
The processors are designed for feature handsets, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, wireless handhelds and other consumer electronic devices.
The family (internally named Monahans) is based on third-generation Intel XScale technology. They offer a broad, architecturally consistent roadmap for maximum software reuse.
The processors deliver improved performance and extended battery life, enabling advanced video and audio capabilities. Wireless Intel SpeedStep with MusicMax technology provides intelligent power management, enabling varying power states so users can listen up to 30 hours of MP3s on their handsets without sacrificing battery life.
Intel VideoMax technology in the PXA3xx family of application processors supports high-performance video capabilities, and will continue delivering improved resolution with future versions of the PXA3xx family of processors.
Power efficient video playback and capture enables high resolution content and supports advanced codecs such as H.264 for rich video quality, up to D1 resolution at 30fps. The PXA3xx family also supports digital cameras, and advanced camera effects such as image stabilization and up to 5 Megapixel camera sensors.
The first processor in the family to ship in volume is the Marvell PXA320 (Monahans P).
Demonstrated earlier this year running at 1.2 GHz, the Marvell PXA320 is currently shipping in high volume at low-power and is scalable to 806 MHz. Customers will be introducing devices based on the Marvell PXA320 in the first quarter of 2007.
The Marvell PXA 3xx product family is completely software compatible and includes two pin-compatible components specifically tailored to high volume consumer products such as mobile phones, digital media players, GPS navigation systems, and embedded devices.
The Marvell PXA300 (Monahans-L) offers performance and cost optimization for high volume handheld devices while the Marvell PXA 310 (Monahan-LV) provides high-resolution VGA multimedia performance with extended battery life for demanding 3G video and audio use.
The PXA310 delivers 30fps H.264 playback performance at VGA resolutions along with leading edge general purpose processing. Both products deliver "Scalable to 624 MHz" performance and are software compatible with Marvell PXA320 processors.
All products in the family are either shipping in volume or available in samples now, and will be shipping in volume in the first half of 2007.
More information is available at www.marvell.com.