ARM System-wide Approach Delivers Efficient, Rich Media Solution

  • Support for up to seven layers of composition for image rendering optimization, that enables users to benefit from more dynamic and immersive user interfaces
  • A co-processor interface enabling easy integration with ARM partners’ IP blocks
  • Configuration flexibility to support a range of resolutions

The ARM system-level design approach delivers immediate benefits for OEMs and silicon manufacturers with components providing interfaces to the ARM DS-5 Streamline performance analyzer. This enables developers to identify bottlenecks across the entire system by showing the interaction of software with processors, graphics processors and system IP. This seamless software stack provided by the ARM ecosystem delivers high quality drivers that will enable a quicker time to market and lower development costs for ARM’s partners.

The ARM Mali media IP suite is available for immediate licensing and initial consumer devices are expected to appear in late 2015 and early 2016.

Partner Quotes

“Smartphone and tablet users take their devices everywhere, so they don’t want to compromise on visual quality whether they are in a dark room or outside in the sun. But traditional display technology has found it hard to meet this demand,” said Michael Tusch, CEO, Apical. “ARM and Apical have been successfully collaborating on a range of projects. The new ARM Mali-DP550 specifically integrates with Apical’s Assertive Display technology to deliver a seamless, high-quality viewing experience even in bright sunshine while enabling significant increase in battery life.”

“By working with ARM on the requirements for advanced display technology, we’re able to offer our mutual customers the controllers and PHY interfaces required for the wide range of displays that can be employed by ARM’s flexible, power-efficient ARM Mali media IP system,” said Jack Guedj, corporate vice president, IP Group, Cadence. “With graphics becoming increasingly complex, the new processing capabilities included with ARM Mali products address market demand for an optimized mobile user experience at resolutions up to 4K."

“With the range of new Mali media IP products, MediaTek’s OEM partners will be able to take advantage of energy efficiency at the system level,” said Jeffrey Ju, senior vice president and general manager, wireless communication, MediaTek. “Technologies like AFBC significantly reduce data transfers and, as a result, extend battery life of end-user devices. Consumers will enjoy higher quality graphics and user experiences for much longer. This new array of products addresses the whole variety of price points in the market enabling products to be tailored to particular needs.”

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