New Game Developer Program Supports Fast Porting of Titles to Devices
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA – 8 March, 2005 – Falanx Microsystems, Inc., developer of mobile graphics IP cores for system-on-chip (SoC) semiconductor manufactures, today announced the availability of the Mali™GP (Geometry Processor). Used in addition to either the Mali110 or Mali55, single pipeline 2D/3D/Video IP rasterizer cores, the MaliGP provides the fast, high-quality 3D graphics power needed to make immersive gaming on the mobile phone a reality.
The full line of Mali™ IP cores and supporting technologies will be on display this week at the Game Developers Conference at the San Francisco Moscone Center in Booth 137. At the conference, the Company is rolling out its formal Developer Relations Program, designed to simplify the porting of robust 3D games to the mobile platform.
“An immersive game experience requires fast polygon processing,” said Borgar Ljosland, president and CEO of Falanx. “Mobile devices that combine the low power, high-performance of the Mali110/Mali55 with the geometry and media processing of the MaliGP will provide developers the ultimate high-end mobile gaming platform.”
The Mali Pixel Processors
Both the Mali110 and Mali55 are single pipeline 2D/3D/Video IP rasterizer cores that deliver 30fps encode and decode of video, the only advanced 16X Full Scene Anti-Aliasing (FSAA) support and texture filtering for increased bandwidth savings for high-performance multimedia devices. The Mali55 is a die shrink of the Mali110, allowing for advanced multimedia capabilities for the value market. Since both use only standard interfaces and retain binary compatibility for software, the Mali110 and Mali55 do not require any modifications to the SoC environment, thereby making the solution scalable for different custom applications.
MaliGP - Geometry Processing
Used as an additional processor to either the Mali110 or Mali55, the MaliGP (geometry processor) delivers integer, floating-point and 3D graphics in a high performance media processor hardware IP core and supports all functionality specified in the OpenGL® standards. This integrated geometry processor performs complex transform and lighting, while offloading the main CPU in the handheld and enables rich 3D applications to run extremely fast while consuming minimal power.
The Mali family of products is designed to offer the utmost in visual quality without compromise. Falanx offers the complete tools necessary to support FLXTC texture compression that further reduces bandwidth consumption while increasing quality. All Mali IP cores also come with a software tool, PAT (Performance Analysis Tool) that streamlines the process of platform-specific compatibility and performance testing.
For more information about the Mali line visit www.falanx.com.
About Falanx ( www.falanx.com )
Falanx Microsystems develops graphics accelerator IP cores, marketed to semiconductor system-on-chip (SoC) vendors, that deliver high quality multimedia images without compromising performance, power consumption and system cost. Unlike most graphics IP cores, Falanx's Mali Graphics Core-designed from the ground-up for mobile applications such as cell phones, PDAs and portable game platforms-is the only graphics IP core offering a complete integration of 2D, 3D and video, plus software and interoperability drivers, in an all-in-one solution. Falanx is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, and is privately-held. For more information about Falanx and the Mali IP Core Family, visit www.falanx.com.