PacketVideo Corporation, a global leader in wireless multimedia software and services for mobile applications, and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that ARM will optimize PacketVideo's wireless video decode software for the ARM® architecture. The companies' collaboration, which will run on all ARM microprocessor cores, will help accelerate the deployment of wireless multimedia services and applications worldwide.
PacketVideo has developed standards-compliant MPEG-4 software that enables the encoding, decoding, and transmission of full motion video over wireless networks to mobile devices. The technology enables the distribution of video over existing wireless networks with bit rates as low as 9.6kbps, 14.4 kbps, as well as 2.5G and 3G networks. The technology is air-interface independent, which means that it works across any type of wireless network, including CDMA, GSM, TDMA, GPRS and UMTS. With PacketVideo's innovative technology, people will be able to access and view full-motion news and financial stories, sports highlights, short entertainment clips, weather and traffic reports, home or work security cameras, from any location.
"Consumers are demanding increased functionality, including Internet access, from their handheld devices. But as the Internet is more than just data, ARM partners are requiring software-based MPEG-4 applications optimized for their platforms," said Dave Walsh, Applications Software business manager, ARM. "PacketVideo is a leader in the development of wireless multimedia software based on MPEG-4. The two companies are collaborating closely to provide systems and semiconductor manufacturers with a robust, flexible ARM Powered solution that will scale to accommodate a wide range of wireless environments, without the need for additional hardware acceleration."
ARM processors cores are noted for performance, small die size, low power consumption, tight code density and multiple supply sources. Instruction set compatibility between processor families promotes design reuse and reduces software development time.
ARM offers full system-on-chip solutions including processor cores, peripheral intellectual property, development tools, applications software, EDA tools and design services. The ARM architecture is well supported by semiconductor and system manufacturers, real-time operating system providers, third-party toolchain developers, application software providers and ARM design centers.
"We are very pleased to be working closely with ARM, one of the world's leaders in RISC microprocessor intellectual property," said Kathleen Peters, vice president of Embedded Systems Solutions for PacketVideo. "Optimizing PacketVideo's error-resilient software for the ARM architecture will provide a highly reliable offering for handheld device manufacturers, greatly increase the number of wireless multimedia-capable products in the market, and further establish PacketVideo as the de facto standard for wireless multimedia."
For more information on PacketVideo software for ARM core-based solutions, contact PacketVideo at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on ARM Applications Software solutions, contact ARM at email@example.com.
PacketVideo is the global leader in wireless multimedia software and services for mobile applications. The company's award-winning MPEG-4 compliant encoding, distribution, and decoding software enables content providers and carriers to deliver rich media, not just data, to mobile users anytime, anywhere over any digital wireless network. PacketVideo was recently included in the Red Herring 100 as one of fifty private companies whose products, services, or business models is most likely to change the world.
Founded in 1998, PacketVideo is based in San Diego, California, in the heart of "Telecom Valley". The company's investors include Credit Suisse First Boston, Intel Capital (Nasdaq:INTC), Nexus Group LLC, Philips (NYSE:PHG), QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM), Reuters Group PLC (Nasdaq:RTRSY), members of the Rockefeller family, Siemens Mustang Ventures, Sonera (HEX:SRA, Nasdaq:SNRA), Sony Corporation of America, Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN), Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), and others. To learn more, visit our website at www.packetvideo.com.
ARM, a leading intellectual property (IP) provider, licenses high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.