6th December 2010

Imagination extends standards supported on ENSIGMA UCCP family with International ISDB-T

UCCP320 mobile multi-standard programmable communications IP platform delivers all major world TV, radio, mobile TV and connectivity standards


Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia and communications technologies
company, is demonstrating an SoC featuring two of Imagination’s latest ENSIGMA
UCCP IP platforms running real time Wi-Fi, ISDB-T, ATSC and other key standards
at Embedded Technology in Yokohama from Dec 1-3 2010.

Imagination is showing not only the broad
range of standards supported by UCCP, but also the benefits of integrating
multiple programmable baseband communications engines on next generation mobile
SoCs.

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. The latest
core, UCCP320, delivers multi-standard demodulation support for the 802.11a/b/g
family of Wi-Fi standards, class-leading support for digital TV (ATSC (8VSB),
Nordig Unified 2.0 DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-S2/S, DVB-C, 13-seg ISDB-T, ISDB-C, International
ISDB-T, CTTB and J.83B), mobile TV (DVB-H, T-DMB, 1-seg ISDB-T) and digital radio
reception (ISDB-Tmm, ISDB-Tsb, DAB, DAB+, DMB-R and FM with RDS).

Tony King-Smith, VP marketing, Imagination
says: “”UCCP is the only multi-standard communications IP core family
available in the market today that is up to the task of integrating communications
onto advanced application processors – which is the course the market is
expected to take. It delivers over 20 standards with both 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi
connectivity, and a broad suite of demodulators required for digital TV
broadcasts worldwide, now including International ISDB-T, following increased
uptake in South America, in a programmable IP platform suitable for low-power
mobile deployment.””

The ENSIGMA UCCP is a key component in
Imagination’s recently announced META Connected Processor family, which is also
being demonstrated, running Android OS and applications, at the show.

The programmability of the UCCP Series3
architecture means that Imagination’s partners can also implement their own
algorithms, enabling them to exploit their 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.

Within the UCCP, UCC Series3’s programmable
radio technology provides physical layer demodulation and modulation. A
dedicated 32-bit META processor performs system housekeeping, manages data-link
processing for high bandwidth standards such as DVB-H and 802.11a/b/g, and
distributes data.

The ENSIGMA UCCP310 and UCCP320 IP platforms
are available for licensing now.

About Imagination Technologies

Imagination
Technologies Group plc (LSE:IMG) – a global leader in multimedia and
communication technologies – creates and licenses market-leading processor
cores for graphics, video, multi-threaded embedded processing/DSP and
multi-standard communications applications. These silicon intellectual property
(IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by platform
level IP and services, a strong array of software tools and drivers and
extensive developer and middleware ecosystems. Target markets includemobile phone, handheld multimedia,
home consumer entertainment, mobile and low-power computing, and in-car
electronics.Its licensees include
many of the leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies.
Imagination has corporate headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales
and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.


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