Promising an advanced cellular handset experience with video streaming and real-time audio, Royal Philips Electronics said today those features are heading to market in EDGE mobile handsets from Samsung, based on its Nexperia chipset.
The Nexperia chipset, meant to allow OEMs to develop integrated, cost-effective handsets, while optimizing multimedia performance, contains a quad-band class 12-capable EDGE chipset, with Philips Nexperia cellular baseband, RF SiP, power amplifier, power management unit, integrated discretes and software. Available hardware extensions include the Nexperia mobile image processor, FM radio and Bluetooth 1.2 module.
Validated for EDGE class 10, the Nexperia 6110 chipset supports data transfers with downlink speeds of up to 220Kbps. An ARM9 baseband and LifeVibes multimedia suite are meant to allow streaming 3GPP or MPEG4 files in 15 frames per second in quarter common image format (QCIF), making it ideal for TV on mobile devices, Philips said.
The solution is also aimed at allowing high-quality QCIF video recording at 15 frames per second without the need for an external coprocessor.
Further, the playback of MP3 and AAC audio files, as well as the generation of stereo polyphonic sounds, makes use of the fully integrated stereo capabilities. Built-in mono interference cancellation, a version of single-antenna interference cancellation, improves voice quality, decreases the number of dropped calls and increases data transmission speeds.
The LifeVibes software supports certified, JTWI compliant Java with JSR 135 Mobile Multimedia API, OMA DRM 1, full-duplex speakerphone functionality including noise cancellation, and voice clarity features for enhanced speech intelligibility.
The Nexperia chipset is part of Philips? EDGE system solution, which ships with a developer?s kit, a self-guided training pack and set of documentation. Worldwide local support is available along with training sessions for hands-on learning.
?Handset makers need to continuously deliver updated, feature-rich models to drive consumer sales,? said Gert-Jan Kaat, senior VP of the mobile communications business unit of Philips Semiconductors, in a statement.