Panasonic announced that it has developed a new system LSI for mobile phones by applying its second-generation Integrated Platform for Digital Appliances. The new LSI MN2CS0035 model can greatly improve the playing time of SD audio and the graphic processing performance on mobile handsets. The use of LSI technology enables the existence of multiple functioning on a single chip in cellular phones such as long time music and movie playback, high-performance 3D graphics, and mobile DTV (ISDB-T) viewing. The company will commence shipping product samples in December 2006.
To develop the product, Panasonic needed to overcome some unique challenges. To provide the high-quality graphics capacity needed for high-performance games and extended music replay, it was necessary to add an application LSI dedicated to these functions. To also guarantee security of data (essential in cellular phone services) and to protect contents, such as music and images, it was necessary to use high-speed CPU processing or to add a dedicated LSI. With existing technologies there are challenges for manufacturing a cellular handsets with increasing component costs, PCB (printed circuit board) size, and power consumption. Panasonic solved the challenges by developing an innovative LSI based on the integrated platform that can now deliver a variety of applications on a single chip with low power consumption. Continue via: JCN Newswire.