Controller IC targets gaming portable media player market.
January 25, 2011 -
Equipped with embedded pseudo-3D graphic processing unit and 32-bit central processing unit operating at 500 MHz/sec, Series G1000 offers customized content protection tool that enables system makers to protect their integrated games. Hardware video engine facilitates video recording and full spec of 720P decoding functions. Additional features include power management unit and support for DDR2 memory as well as NAND Flash under 40-bit ECC architecture.
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Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
15-1, NO.1, HIT Road, Tangjia, Zhuhai,
Guangdong, , 519085
Actions Semiconductor Introduces New G1000 Product Family
ZHUHAI, China, -- Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive mixed-signal system-on-a-chip (SoC) and multimedia digital signal processing (DSP) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of its new Series G1000 product family. Following an effective sampling program and positive customer response, the new Series G1000 product family successfully launched in the China market in late 2010 and is ramping up volume production with selective customers in early 2011.
Actions' Series G1000 product family provides the best value and most user friendly platform for the Gaming Portable Media Player (PMP) market. G1000 is equipped with a 32-bit central processing unit (CPU) at a speed of 500 MHz per second. Together with an embedded pseudo-3D graphic processing unit (GPU), it delivers an excellent gaming effect. In addition to providing a powerful hardware capability, Actions' G1000 also supports a time-to-market software development environment. With Actions' user friendly Software Development Kit (SDK), the Gaming PMP system manufacturers can bundle their self-developed or licensed games efficiently. To differentiate from other Gaming PMP controller ICs, G1000 offers a customized content protection tool inside the SDK to enable system makers to protect their integrated games.
To meet the demand for high quality video of Gaming PMP applications, G1000's powerful hardware video engine can facilitate video recording and the full spec of 720P (1280*720 pixel) decoding functions. To provide the best value, G1000 integrates a power management unit (PMU) and supports DDR2 memory as well as the latest NAND Flash under 40-bit ECC architecture. With an HDMI Transmitter (HDMI Tx) embedded, G1000 is also a perfect solution for TV Gaming and HD Video output in the living room.
"Our goal is to create a solid foundation and a healthy ecosystem for the Gaming PMP market built on diversified user feedback. With the strong hardware capability and friendly software development environment of the G1000, we believe more talented developers will contribute their innovative ideas on this platform and create exponentially more games for our G1000 users," stated Mr. Niccolo Chen, CEO of Actions Semiconductor.
About Actions Semiconductor
Actions Semiconductor is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides mixed-signal and multimedia SoC solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components and the providers of those components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at http://www.actions-semi.com.
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