ST-Ericsson offers chips for EDGE phones
March 24, 2009 //
ST-Ericsson NV has announced two chips for next-generation, low-cost handsets to the EDGE standard; the 4908 and 4910, which it claims offer the longest battery life for mobile phones.
LONDON ST-Ericsson NV has announced two chips for next-generation, low-cost handsets to the EDGE standard; the 4908 and 4910, which it claims offer the longest battery life for mobile phones.
Both platforms integrate both digital and analog basebands, RF transceiver and power management unit (PMU) in a single chip. In addition, these chips provide multimedia, connectivity and security features.
The hardware-accelerated multimedia in the 4910 and 4908 EDGE platforms allow MIPS-intensive tasks to be offloaded from the CPU and delivers required performance with a smaller and more power-efficient design, ST-Ericsson claimed. The 4910 and 4908 hardware reference designs are accompanied by a flexible, pre-integrated and fully validated software solution that also reduces R&D expenses. The 4908 supports a 2-megapixel camera and QCIF MPEG-4 decode while the 4910 supports a 3-megapixel camera and QVGA MPEG-4 decode..
"Entry-level cell phone users now desire the same value-added applications available in today's more mature wireless markets, including high-quality video capture and hi-fi stereo Bluetooth music," said Marc Cetto, vice president of cellular systems and connectivity at ST-Ericsson, in a statement.
The 4908 and 4910 EDGE platforms will be available in mass production in early 2010.
Big data sets drones to fly
March 27, 2015
For the last seven years, visiting professor at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies Dr. Tom ...
CE marking misconceptions
Fraunhofer launches test centre for high-voltage batteries
Auto chip market: upheaval ahead
USD 10,000 worth of components offered in Digi-Key/Silicon Labs IoT contest
Richard Feynman and homomorphic filtering
March 26, 2015
Dennis Feucht discusses his role in preserving the sound of the bongo-playing physicist's voice in audio files that are available ...
Giant spider-bot needs your inspiration
Smart cities will see it all
ST drops in 2014 MEMS ranking, says IHS
- Intelligent Over Temperature Protection for LED Lighting Applications
- Intel helps to Turbocharge Infotainment Systems Designs
- High Performance Portable DC Bench Power Supply: Save Money and Free Up Bench Real Estate by Building Your Own
- Software-Defined Radio Handbook
InterviewInfineon: CAN FD success goes at the expense of FlexRay
The faster version of the venerable CAN bus, CAN FD is currently taking off at several carmakers. Infineon's Thomas Böhm, Head of Body / Automotive, believes this could well go at the expense of FlexRay. ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Freescale is giving away 5 RIoTboards, worth 74 dollars each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
Designed to run Android operating systems efficiently or to run under Linux, the board is based on the Freescale i.MX 6Solo processor; using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture.
The RIoTboard platform also includes a rich set of peripherals including a 10M/100M/Gb Ethernet port, 1...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.