AMD Unveils Mobile Chips

At the 3GSM World Congress, Advanced Micro Devices announced three new discrete media chips: Imageon 2298, 2294 and 2192 processors. Designed for advanced multimedia features in mobile phones, the chips include a number of media-rich features, including processing of images up to 12 megapixels, image stabilization and multichannel audio playback. The Imageon media processor is separate from a phone's core processor, enabling manufacturers to introduce new multimedia functions more quickly and with the separate architecture, doing it all with a longer battery life thanks to reduced power consumption.

The new media chips will support full DVD resolutions or "five times what was available in earlier generations. Consumers can turn their phones into camcorders and mobile TVs with a very high, very fast resolution," said AMD product manager Philippe Decotignie. In addition, the chips will support simultaneous audio and video encoding and decoding, acoustic echo cancellation and video stabilization as well as video and photo output for on any TV or projector. AMD has supplied earlier-generation media chips for testing to a number of mobile phone makers, including Motorola and Samsung Electronics.

News source: PC World

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