RMI’s ‘Android’ processor gets Samsung LED TV design-in

RMI’s Au1250 Processor is the first MIPS-compatible SoC processor supported for Android aimed at media and communications applications

RMI has seen its MIPS-compatible Au1250 processor selected by Samsung Electronics for a range of portable LED TVs.

RMI’s Au1250 Processor is the first MIPS-compatible SoC processor supported for Android aimed at media and communications applications.

This comes out of a project by Embedded Alley, an California-based embedded Linux specialist, to port the Android mobile applications platform to the MIPS processor architecture.

See: MIPS swamped by requests for Android set-top code

Introduced at the IFA event in Berlin, Samsung’s LED TV Couple allows users to watch two separate video channels on a digital TV and a remote portable device simultaneously.

The remote portable LED TV Couple device features a 7in screen and uses 802.11n Wi-Fi for video streaming in the home. 

The RMI processor is used to carry out teh necessary video, audio and graphics processing. 

Operating  up to 700MHz, the Au1250 processor includes an LCD controller with four graphics planes for 32-bit RGB, and a Media Acceleration Engine (MAE) for D1 video decoding of a range of formats including MPEG1/2/4, WMV, Divx, Xvid, and H.264. 
California-based RMI has developed a range of MIPS-compatible processors with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to greater than 2.0GHz.

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