ARM processor technology is being used in development of Panasonic UniPhier SoCs for Internet Connected Digital TV Applications. New UniPhier MN2WS0220 System on Chip (SoC) includes a Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors, ARM CoreLink NIC-301 Network Interconnect and the ARM Cortex-A9 Processor Optimization Pack (POP) for Low Power (LP) process. UniPhier System on Chips (SoC) are used for design of internet connected portable TV audio/video devices such as mobile phones, car computer/AV display, and home entertainment devices.

ARM Processor UniPhier SOC for Internet Connected Digital TVUniPhier stands for Universal Platform for Hogh-Quality Image Enhancing Revolution. The UniPhier integrated platform for digital appliances combines hardware and software elements. Its hardware component consists of a CPU that provides overall system control, a UniPhier processor that offers a standardized media processing architecture by using dedicated libraries to perform codec and other processing, a stream I/O block that performs CPU-independent encryption processing and data transfers, a memory control block with a memory scheduler designed to maximize system performance, and an AV I/O block with a high-performance graphics engine and advanced audio and video input/output capabilities. Its software component consists of device drivers, an operating system, middleware, and a media library (provided in microcode) that implements a variety of codec environments.

The new system LSI adopts a new architecture comprising of Panasonic’s UniPhier processor with a proven track record in high quality processing of audio and visual content and a general-purpose high speed dual CPU which has high performance for network applications to realize a high performance and high resolution Smart TVs. Adopting the industry’s fastest 1.4-GHz dual core CPU (ARM Cortex-A9TM Dual), it can achieve fast, stress-free and smooth operation in network applications.

A high-performance 3D graphics circuit supporting full HD resolution is essential for smart TVs. Integrating such a 3D graphics circuit and audio and video codec, the new system LSI has all the functions required for smart TVs on a single chip.