UCCP320 mobile multi-standard programmable communications IP platform delivers all major world TV, radio, mobile TV and connectivity standards
December 9, 2010 -- Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, is demonstrating an SoC featuring two of Imagination's latest ENSIGMA UCCP IP platforms running real time Wi-Fi, ISDB-T, ATSC and other key standards at Embedded Technology in Yokohama from Dec 1-3 2010.
Imagination is showing not only the broad range of standards supported by UCCP, but also the benefits of integrating multiple programmable baseband communications engines on next generation mobile SoCs.
The ENSIGMA UCCP platform is designed to support the ever increasing number of standards for communications in a proven, highly-efficient and extraordinarily flexible programmable solution. The latest core, UCCP320, delivers multi-standard demodulation support for the 802.11a/b/g family of Wi-Fi standards, class-leading support for digital TV (ATSC (8VSB), Nordig Unified 2.0 DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-S2/S, DVB-C, 13-seg ISDB-T, ISDB-C, International ISDB-T, CTTB and J.83B), mobile TV (DVB-H, T-DMB, 1-seg ISDB-T) and digital radio reception (ISDB-Tmm, ISDB-Tsb, DAB, DAB+, DMB-R and FM with RDS).
Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination says: "UCCP is the only multi-standard communications IP core family available in the market today that is up to the task of integrating communications onto advanced application processors – which is the course the market is expected to take. It delivers over 20 standards with both 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi connectivity, and a broad suite of demodulators required for digital TV broadcasts worldwide, now including International ISDB-T, following increased uptake in South America, in a programmable IP platform suitable for low-power mobile deployment."
The ENSIGMA UCCP is a key component in Imagination's recently announced META Connected Processor family, which is also being demonstrated, running Android OS and applications, at the show.
The programmability of the UCCP Series3 architecture means that Imagination’s partners can also implement their own algorithms, enabling them to exploit their knowledge of communications standards while also making the next major leap in SoC integration.
UCC Series3, the third generation of the architecture at the heart of the ENSIGMA UCCP multi-standard programmable communications IP platform family delivers market-leading performance for every standard available, while offering a fully programmable ultra low power solution in small silicon area.
Within the UCCP, UCC Series3's programmable radio technology provides physical layer demodulation and modulation. A dedicated 32-bit META processor performs system housekeeping, manages data-link processing for high bandwidth standards such as DVB-H and 802.11a/b/g, and distributes data.
The ENSIGMA UCCP310 and UCCP320 IP platforms are available for licensing now.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor cores for graphics, video, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP and multi-standard communications applications. These silicon intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets includemobile phone, handheld multimedia, home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car electronics.Its licensees include many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.