i.MX21 Delivers High Performance Multimedia Functionality and Long Battery Life for New Mobile Communications Device
TOKYO--Nov. 20, 2006--The Freescale Semiconductor i.MX21 applications processor provides the multimedia functionality for Sony's new mobile entertainment device -- the mylo(TM) Personal Communicator.
The i.MX21 multimedia applications processor contributes to the advanced multimedia functionality of the Sony mylo personal communicator including its voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone communication. The mylo is a portable communication device with a full keyboard in a small form factor. It allows users to access the Internet via wireless LAN (WLAN) or Wi-Fi hotspots enabling web browsing, instant messaging and voice calls. In addition, the user can enjoy the various multimedia capabilities including music, video and photos. Further details about Sony mylo can be found at http://www.sony.com/mylo
Freescale's i.MX family of applications processors is ideal for emerging Internet-based multimedia devices such as VoIP communicators and wireless IP phones. The i.MX21 processor provides high-performance video and graphics capabilities including MPEG-4 hardware encoding and decoding. Additionally, the i.MX21's power management features help to ensure low power consumption, enabling the device to play videos, display high-resolution images and be connected to the Internet for hours on a single battery charge.
"We are very pleased that our i.MX21 multimedia applications processor is part of the Sony mylo, the innovative high-performance IP communications product. By leveraging the i.MX processor feature set, manufacturers are able to further expand and differentiate the functionality and performance of their mobile devices," said Berardino Baratta, general manager of the multimedia applications division at Freescale.
Today's mobile and portable devices are expected to meet various needs including daily communications, network access and entertainment. Users would like to make phone calls, send instant messages, share video and music files over any open IEEE(R) 802.11b wireless network, browse web sites, and play video and music. Consumers prefer all of these functions integrated into a single device, and to be able to use them concurrently for hours between battery charges.
Freescale's i.MX processors, with the features of high performance, versatility, and low power consumption, are designed to enable the multimedia and communication functions required for such high-performance mobile devices. In addition, the comprehensive development environment and solutions provided by the i.MX family allows customers to focus on the creation of high value-added features and rapid product roll-out.
Freescale's i.MX21 multimedia applications processor
The i.MX21 multimedia applications processor is a member of the widely used i.MX family and is ideal for computationally-intensive applications such as video and audio media players, smart personal communicators, IP videophones and GPS systems as well as a host of other wireless mobile devices. i.MX processors feature an extensive suite of software support packages based on Microsoft(R) Windows(R) CE and PocketPC(R), Symbian OS(TM), Linux(R) OS and many leading RTOSes, plus, reference designs to greatly accelerate the creation of next-generation mobile communication products.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL) (NYSE:FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500(R), is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD). www.freescale.com