Marvell has unveiled a new application processor called the Armada 610 that has a gigahertz class CPU, integrated 1080p encode and decode and supports 3D graphics. The AP is designed for eReaders, MIDs, tablets, smartbooks, netbooks, smartphones, and other connected portable devices.
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The use of the AP means that the devices will be able to support 3D graphics, which will be a huge growth category for mobile devices over the coming years. The AP uses Marvell Qdeo tech for the 1080p encode and decode.
“Marvell is on a mission to change the way consumers enjoy media on their mobile devices – live news and sporting events, on-demand movies, and high-end games,” said Ms. Weili Dai, Marvell's Co-founder and Vice President and General Manager of Marvell Semiconductor’s Consumer and Computing Business Unit. “We’re thinking beyond the traditional PC-laptop with entirely new entertainment experiences – HD quality live video, high performance 3D graphics, super-fast connectivity, and super-long battery life – in mobile products, such as eReaders, tablets, and smartbooks/netbooks, priced for mass consumer market adoption. Marvell's rich featured Armada 610 applications processor differentiates from other competing applications processors by offering integrated 1080p full-HD encode and decode with HDMI interface and gaming class 3D graphics while using very low power.”
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