Panasonic's has developed a new UniPhier system LSI (MN2WS0220) that will enable to make high performance and high resolution Smart TVs with lower power consumption.
The system LSI features an AV processor and a high speed CPU on a single chip. It is able to power smart TVs that allow users to simultaneously watch two TV broadcasting channels, as well as Internet-based content and applications in high-resolution at the same time.
The new system LSI adopts a new architecture comprising of Panasonic's UniPhier processor for high quality processing of audio and visual content and a general-purpose 1.4-GHz dual core CPU (ARM Cortex-A9 Dual.).
A 3D graphics circuit supporting full HD resolution is essential for smart TVs. Integrating such a 3D graphics circuit (with a unified memory architecture for efficient data transfers between shared external memory) and audio and video codec, the new system LSI has all the functions required for smart TVs on a single chip.
Further, the new chip enables to cut power consumption by about 40%, compared to prior Panasonic chips.
Panasonic plans to begin sample shipments in June 2011.