Marvell’s ARMADA to power next gen Google TV

Gives you almost everything on a single chip

Marvell logo 63x36 Marvell’s ARMADA to power next gen Google TV

 

CES is starting is Las Vegas next week, but already now the first press releases are starting to appear. One is from Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) announcing that its new Foresight Platform, powered by the Marvell ARMADA 1500 HD Media System-on-a-Chip (SoC), has been designed into the next generation of Google TVs debuting at CES.

According to Marvell the chip was chosen because of its ability not only to display video I 1080p, but also is capable of displaying 3D video as well as the usual 3D graphics making it interesting or gaming.

“Marvell and Google have teamed up to change home entertainment forever – transforming the TV into the command center for our connected lifestyle. Marvell and Google are fundamentally changing the relationship between the producers and consumers of content – from Hollywood to Madison Avenue to publishing and major news networks – creating a dynamic, two-way experience featuring real-time global news, social network, entertainment and information,” said Weili Dai, Co-founder of Marvell. “I believe this is a major breakthrough movement and it’s just the beginning of our bigger vision. The same forces that are revolutionizing today’s television experience will transform numerous vertical applications for small businesses and large enterprises, enhancing the way we all work, connect with each other and collaborate globally.”

The ARMADA 1500 contains Marvell’s highest-performing ARM v6/7-compatible PJ4B SMP super-scalar dual-core CPU. The chip is designed to support Web browsing with support for Flash and other key technologies – with the aid of more than 6000 Dhrystone MIPS of computing horsepower, FPU v3.0, 512KB of L2 cache and WMMX2.  The last version of Google TV was an utter flop in the market we wonder if buyers will change their minds with the the additional offerings of the Marvell chip inside.S|A

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