Austin, Tex. Freescale Semiconductor is offering its ARM9-driven i.MX27 processor for designers who are looking for high resolution video, security, design flexibility, power management and re-use in one general-purpose multimedia applications processor.
Optimized for a broad range of mobile consumer and industrial applications, the i.MX27 processor combines Freescale's Smart Speed technology, an H.264 hardware encoder/decoder, USB, Ethernet, security features and an ARM9 core. With the addition of an on-chip Ethernet MAC and the H.264 D1 resolution video codec to the Smart Speed architecture, the i.MX27 processor brings an increased level of video, graphics and connectivity to mobile multimedia devices.
The low-power video acceleration and applications software in a single chip gives designers the ability to increase functionality and decrease power drain and footprint, said Freescale. In addition, the ability to capture video and play it back real-time makes the i.MX27 particularly well-suited for the video surveillance and video and voice over Internet Protocol (V2IP) cordless and mobile phone markets. The video experience and security in a low-power package make the i.MX27 also suitable for point-of-sale applications.
The iMX27 also meets industrial application requirements. By adding LCD control, DMA channels, memory interfaces, several communications units, security, an ATA host and low 1.2-V operating voltage, the i.MX27 processor becomes a good fit for both industrial instrumentation and healthcare-related applications, said Freescale.
Freescale is featuring the i.MX27 processor at its annual technology forum in Orlando, Fla., June 25-28.
Pricing: Suggested resale price is $14.86 for 10,000 quantities.
Availability: The i.MX27 multimedia applications processor is commercially shipping in volume and can be ordered direct from Freescale or through its distributors.
Product information: iMX27
Freescale Semiconductor, 1-800-521-6274, www.freescale.com