11th January 2001

Global on chip broadcast and connectivity now a reality, says Imagination

UCCP330 mobile multi-standard programmable communications IP delivers all major global broadcast and connectivity standards on a single common on-chip IP core


MWC, Barcelona, Spain, February 14th 2011: ENSIGMA UCCP IP platforms from Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies company, are complete multi-standard radio processing units (RPU) that enable SoC designers to integrate a single engine on-chip that delivers production ready implementations of the industry’s broadest array of standards. Imagination’s RPU approach is seen as the ‘next wave’ of SoC integration following on-chip GPU integration – an area that Imagination leads with its POWERVR IP cores.

Imagination delivers support for 802.11n Wi-Fi and ISDB-S satellite television with the latest ENSIGMA UCCP330 IP platform. This UCCP platform is the ideal basis for devices enabling world TV, world radio, communications, connectivity or any combination of the above. UCCP IP cores will be demonstrated integrated on a SoC running Linux on a META processor on Imagination’s booth at MWC 2011 (Hall1 1D45).

The ENSIGMA UCCP platform is designed to support the ever increasing number of standards for communications in a proven, highly-efficient and extraordinarily flexible programmable solution.

UCCP330 delivers multi-standard demodulation solutions for:

Global Digital TV – including ATSC (8VSB), Nordig Unified 2.0 DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-S2/S, DVB-C, 13-seg ISDB-T, ISDB-C, ISDB-S, International ISDB-T, CTTB and J.83B and mobile TV standards including DVB-H, T-DMB, 1-seg ISDB-T

Global Digital Radio – including DAB, DAB+, DMB-R and FM with RDS, ISDB-Tmm, ISDB-Tsb and now HD Radio Technology

Connectivity – the 802.11a/b/g/n family of Wi-Fi standards, with MIMO support to follow

Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination says: “UCCP330 delivers in excess of 20 standards. What differentiates Imagination from other solutions is that we deliver complete production ready implementations, as against an engine that ‘could’ support these standards. And UCCP is the only multi-standard communications IP platform available in the market today that is up to the task of integrating communications onto advanced application processors – which is the course we expect the market to take.”

The ENSIGMA UCCP Wi-Fi solution is a key component in Imagination’s METAFlow Connected Processor family, which is also being demonstrated at MWC 2011, running Android OS and multiple applications exploiting the programmability of the two on-chip UCCP RPUs.

UCCP Series3 enables global products to be manufactured using a single common platform in high volumes, then configured locally for regional markets – ideal for application processor-based designs targeting multiple markets. Imagination’s partners can also implement their own algorithms, enabling them to exploit their unique knowledge of communications standards while also making the next major leap in SoC integration.

UCC Series3, the third generation of the architecture at the heart of the ENSIGMA UCCP multi-standard programmable communications IP platform family delivers market-leading performance for every standard available, while offering a fully programmable ultra low power solution in small silicon area.

The ENSIGMA UCCP330 IP platform is available for licensing now.


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