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

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

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, a California-based embedded Linux specialist, to port the Android mobile applications platform to the MIPS processor architecture.

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.

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.

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