updated 04:10 pm EST, Mon December 15, 2008
Samsung media processor
Samsung on Monday announced it will soon begin shipping its S5L2010 series of media processors for use in the next generation of digital photo frames. The high-performance chips will allow digital photo frame makers to deliver products that are able to decode 57-megapixel JPEG images in one second as well as include touchscreen interfaces and digital DMB-TV tuners. The Samsung chips will allow frames to play MP3, WMA, OGG and AAC audio files along with MPEG1/2/4, Xvid and Motion JPEG movie files.
The chips are built using the 65nm process and are based on an ARM9 processor core with an integrated SoC design. Analog and digital LCD support up to 1024x768 pixels is ensured, as is an LED backlight, two-channel audio and popular flash-based storage card compatibility. Manufacturers can also take advantage of infrared input recognition and real-time operating system support with the S5L2010.
Digital photo frames with the Samsung S5L2010 media processor integrated into them will be sold in the market in the first quarter of 2009.