NEC Electronics today announced the availability of a new EMMA Mobile 1 series of system-on-chips (SoCs), the EMMA Mobile 1-D, for use in portable audio/visual (A/V) devices such as multimedia players and mobile televisions.
The EMMA Mobile 1-D device is a single-chip solution that integrates all the features necessary for playing multimedia content. It is particularly targeted for the mobile device market with a reduced package size of 12.7 millimeter (mm) x 12.7mm, approximately 20 percent smaller in package size than previous NEC Electronics mobile SoC products. The EMMA Mobile 1-D also integrates embedded DRAM in the same package, reducing the effort of mobile device system designers and improving the time-to-market for product deployment.
The EMMA Mobile 1-S, an SoC without embedded DRAM, is also available, which enables the flexibility of memory configuration to adopt several applications.
NEC firstly introduced the EMMA Mobile 1 in November 2008 as a new member of the mobile multimedia processor product line. The EMMA Mobile 1 incorporates a high-end ARM CPU core ARM1176JZF-STM, a dedicated digital signal processing (DSP) core, and an advanced H.264 function block. As a mobile-phone SoC provider, NEC also implements its low power technology into the EMMA Mobile 1, capable of decoding and playback MP3 and AAC audio contents and video contents on a D1-size screen (720 x 480 pixels) at 30 fps, at an outstanding level of low power state.