January 6, 2012

ZiiLABS Unveils 100-Core ZMS-40 Processor Optimized for Android 4.0


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ZiiLABS, unveiled its ground-breaking 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media processor optimized for Android. The ZMS-40 combines 96 of ZiiLABS' StemCell media processing cores with four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs to deliver stunning multi-tasking application and media processing performance.

By doubling the number of StemCell Media processors compared to the previous ZMS-20, the ZMS-40 delivers twice the peak media performance, while running the larger array at lower clock speeds to achieve the same performance leads to greater energy efficiency and a reduction in power consumption of up to 50 percent. With 2X the performance and 2X the power efficiency, the ZMS-40 delivers ground-breaking media capabilities to handheld devices such as tablets, including ultra-high-resolution H.264 HP decoding of up to 3840x1080 for true 1080p 3D stereo, a rich and interactive desktop browsing experience, 2560x1600 (WQXGA) display resolution support, higher-quality video encoding and immersive OpenGL ES graphics and future support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

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The ZMS-40 supports ZiiLABS' enhanced Android 4.0 implementation that complements the standard Android offering with a rich suite of software to exploit the massive computing power of the ZMS processor and includes support for:

  • ZiiPhoto for intelligent photo browsing, 3D slide show and special photo effects,
  • ZiiCamera for real-time preview and capturing of photos with 3D effects; live ultra high resolution 40 megapixel Panoramic photo capture in one sweep; and high dynamic range images,
  • ZiiVideo for advanced video playback including 1080p WebM (VP8) support and trick modes (such as reverse play, frame-by-frame advance and reverse, multi-speed play and more), and skip to any part of a movie by browsing a timeline with thumbnails,
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi's Crystalizer and CMSS-3D audio effects.
  • ZiiLABS' enhanced Android supports not just cloning of the device display onto a TV but also APIs to enable dual independent displays, where the TV is showing a different screen from the device. For example, a user could be browsing the web for information while watching an HD video on the TV all at the same time. This usage model has a tremendous range of applications, and is only made possible due to the power of the ZMS-40.

Android 4.0 (ICS) tablets and associated design-kits based on the ZMS-40 will be showcased at the ZiiLABS suite (Venetian) in Las Vegas between 10 - 13 Jan at the CES 2012 tradeshow.

ZMS-40 Differentiating Features

  • Quad 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MP Cores
  • 96x fully-programmable StemCell Media Processing cores
  • 58 GFlops StemCell compute power
  • Wide range of accelerated video codecs including HEVC, H.264, VC1 and WebM (VP8)
  • True 1920x1080p 3D stereo playback (3840x1080)
  • Double the CPU performance for enhanced multi-tasking
  • Double the Graphics and Media performance i
  • Half the power consumption for longer battery life ii
  • Support for ZiiLABS enhanced Android 4.0 implementation
  • 2560x1600 (WQXGA) resolution support for next-generation LCDs and Displays

ZMS-40 Key Features

  • High-Definition, low-latency video conferencing
  • Optimised OpenGL ES 2.0 for robust 3D graphics acceleration
  • Accelerated OpenCL 1.1 (desktop profile) integrated into Android NDK
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Image Processing
  • High-quality Text-to-Speech and Voice Recognition
  • Integrated HDMI 1.4 with 3D stereo support
  • 2GB addressable memory
  • DDR2/3 at 533 MHz for low-cost
  • LPDDR2 for maximum memory bandwidth and low-power
  • 64-bit wide memory bus
  • Quad independent video controllers supporting 24-bit displays and cameras
  • 3V3 and 1V8 I/O's reduce peripheral power consumption
  • Dual USB 2.0 HS OTG (Host/Peripheral) controllers with PHY for low system cost
  • Three independent SDIO/MMC controllers
  • Extended battery life with robust Dynamic Power Management and Instantaneous On
  • Enhanced Security: 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and TrustZone

Availability and Specifications

The ZiiLABS ZMS-40 is sampling to select customers based on the JAGUAR tablets running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Source:- ZiiLabs

 

 

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