Monday, February 27, 2006

In-Stat: New ARC™ Video Subsystem Delivers Complete Solution for Portable Multimedia Devices

For the chipheads in the audience, the latest issue of In-Stat's Information Alert writes about ARC International's newly launched "family of multimedia subsystems for embedded system-on-chip (SoC) design. ARC™ Video is a complete pre-verified solution that incorporates H.264, VC-1, MPEG-4, MPEG-2 decoders and industry standard imaging codecs. It is highly efficient for low power applications, and processes any of these decoders at less than 44mW1 for D1 resolutions. Early adopter customers already have licensed the ARC Video Subsystem and are designing it into a range of devices targeting multimedia intensive, portable applications."

There is a quick rundown of product details and In-Stat's closes with:

As the cost of technology continues to increase, approaching an exponential rate, the more that one can get from a single core, in terms of applications, the more valuable the core. Thus the value of configurable or reconfigurable cores (or Intellectual Property (IP)) continues to escalate. This product with its reduced bandwidth liability and enhanced efficiency will find applications in a wide range of mobile products. This trend in configurable products, be they processor, DSP, or other functions, will continue to rapidly grow in the future, as a way of optimizing the cost of investment.