ARM is at the heart of Digital TV (DTV) technology, enabling our silicon partners to integrate the IP functionality into a single System-on-Chip (SOC). Designers are free to choose from a family of Processors, Graphics Processors, System IP and Physical IP that provide the best performance, cost and power optimization.
The DTV for today’s consumer is becoming more complex. This is not merely due to the need to display HD resolutions. There are more performance and feature demands placed on the overall DTV system, including:
Video post processing
Content sharing among other Home devices,
Use of embedded Internet Browsers
Enhancement of the Home TV viewing experience
3D graphical user interface
Support for TV widgets
Lower electric power consumption, both dynamic and standby
ARM Home solutions include Processors, with frequencies of up to 2 GHz per processor and GPUs with exceptionally high pixel fill and geometry processing rates.
ARM NEON technology accelerates software audio and video CODECs downloaded from the internet.
ARM TrustZone technology provides the underlying foundation for strong security enabling DRM and payment services.
ARM CoreSight technology eases SoC and board bring-up and speeds time-to-market by enabling real-time high-speed trace of the multiple on-chip processors within a SoC.
ARM Physical IP Embedded Memory at 28 nm to 65 nm create the high-density on-chip memories on a SoC that can exceed 1 MByte today. The resultant memories, optimized for both performance and power, offer fault tolerance to increase manufacturing yields.
ARM Physical IP DDR PHY enables robust off-chip memory interface performance at high clock-speed and low power.