Samsung Electronics has released a new series of media processors designed specifically for the digital photo frame (DPF) market. The S5L2010 series of cost-effective, high-performance processors enables DPF developers to offer compelling next-generation multimedia functionality to optimize the photo and video viewing experience.
"Digital photo frames are fast becoming a must-buy gift for sharing memories with family and friends," said Dr. Yiwan Wong, vice president of marketing for Samsung's System LSI Division. "We believe this new series of processors for the DPF market has raised the bar on consumer experience with regards to performance and available features."
Working closely with OEM and ODM customers to develop the performance requirements for entry to mid-tier DPFs, Samsung's new S5L2010 media processors include powerful hardware accelerators for computation-intensive tasks. For example, performance tests show that Samsung's S5L2010 processors are able to display 15Mpixel JPEG images in less than 3 seconds including reading the file from embedded NAND, JPEG decoding, scaling and drawing to the LCD. This is significantly faster than any other competitive product on the market.
In addition, DPFs that incorporate Samsung's new S5L2010 processors have the capability to quickly and efficiently decode video and audio in a variety of multimedia formats including MPEG-1/2/4, Xvid, Motion JPEG, MP3, WMA, OGG and AAC.
These new media processors also integrate additional features including an ADC for touch screen control, SLC/ MLC NAND booting, built-in RTC, a LED PWM driver for the LCD backlight, an audio PWM 2 channel output, TV-Out, and DVB-T interface which reduces bill-of-material costs. The S5L2010 media processor is housed in a quad flat package.
Manufactured using 65 nanometer CMOS process technology and built on an ARM9 core, Samsung's new S5L2010 media processors feature a SoC chip with a display controller that can support either analog or digital LCDs up to XGA resolution. Other features include an advanced memory interface for embedded memory and all major memory card formats including SD/MMC/SM/MS/CF/xD, advanced graphics capabilities, USB 2.0 OTG, infrared input and real-time operating system support.