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January 7, 2011

Rockchip launches RK29XX mobile internet platform

ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, enabling speed up to 1.2GHz

By CBR Staff Writer

Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics, a provider of fabless semiconductors, has launched RK29xx generation Mobile Internet Platform. RK2918 is a high-performance, low-power processor designed for mobile Internet applications.

The CPU subsystem is an ARM Cortex-A8 CPU and includes the NEON SIMD engine to improve software media processing capability, enabling up to 1.2GHz speed.

RK2918 is a SOC to support decoding of the Full HD (1080P) VP8 video codec in hardware. It also provides FULL HD decoder and encoder processor, hardware accelerated Adobe Flash Player 10.1, ultra powerful 3D/2D GPU, high speed internet surfing experience and more.

The company claims RK2918 now supports Gingerbread (Android 2.3) for mobile Internet devices, smartphone and Internet TV.

The new RK29XX features include 1.2G ARM Cortex A8 core with Neon and 512KB L2 cache; high performance 2D and 3D processors support OPENGL ES 2.0 and OPEN VG, Support 60M tri/s max; 1080P video decoding for H.264, VP8, RV, WMV, AVS, H.263, MPEG4 etc; and 1080P video encoding for H.264.

The new platform also features support DDRIII, DDRII, mobile DDR memory; 24bit HW ECC for MLC NAND, support e-MMC boot; three USB ports for Device, Host, 3G module; two SD ports for SD card and WIFI; and sensors interface for front and rear camera, up to 5M.

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The RK29XX mobile internet platform also has features like Standard TFT/EPD controller for variable panels; MAX 8 channel I2S and SPDIF output for HD movie; TS port for mobile and terrestrial TV, ATSC-T/MH; Ethernet networking interfaces; support VoIP; and supports Android 2.3 and future version.

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