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MIPS phones? Tablets?

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, Processors- ARM, Video Technology January 10th, 2011

I was at CES last week and saw many interesting gadgets. I’ll write more on that as I get time but something I thought was a must mention was MIPS based smartphone running Android. MIPS is generally associated with home entertainment and ARM with smartphones. But it seems that everyone is trying to go after the other’s markets these days - if ARM is going after Home Entertainment so why not MIPS? At the MIPS demo suite, I saw demo of a phone running Android 2.1 on MIPS 34Kc class processor. The CPU was manufactured by a Chinese SoC and the phone incidently was also being sold in Chinese market as a low end smartphone. What made a it interesting was that the CPU ran at 400 MHz and manufactured using 0.13 micron technology. The phone ran Android 2.1 and one would have expected that a 400 MHz phone running Android would give mediocre performance. ......continue reading

Windows XP on ARM needed

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, OS- Embedded linux, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Processors- ARM March 24th, 2009

Well- I am sure you’ve seen news of 1 GHz ARM coming to market soon. Freescale is planning on introducing MX51 which will have ARM Cortex A8. TI already has OMAP running at 600 MHz. OMAP Beagleboard already has a Linux distribution that runs XWindows, and one can easily build Netbook around it. ARM Coretex A8, which has ARMv7 instruction set is a powerful CPU capable of running XWindows at performance comparable to Atom. It is widely believed that ARM will be biggest competition to Intel in Netbook market, and having seen a few demo I believe that is very much possible. ......continue reading

Windows Mobile and Flash Lite support

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE January 14th, 2009

There were a few ‘brief’ demos shown at CES of Fash Lite running on Windows Mobile, according to an article in Tech Radar. The Flash Lite is supposed to be available on new version of Windows Mobile devices in the first quarter of 2009, but apparently one can not upgrade existing handsets. ......continue reading

Does Flash 10 take advantage of the graphics chipsets for acceleration?

Desktop Flash Player, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology October 16th, 2008

One of the newer additions to Flash 10 is its ability to do all sorts of custom filters and effects. These filters are implemented using Pixel Bender engine and according to a report in PCMag takes advantage of graphics chipset on a PC. This engine was formerly called ‘Hydra’ and essentially allows the filters to be run on the content. The content could be animation or video. ......continue reading

Media processor not required in future mobile handsets

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile phones, Semiconductors, Video Technology June 29th, 2008

According to a recent analysis in DSP Designline , the main CPU is getting more powerful everyday and the media processor that handeled much of video processing functionality will no longer be needed in future handsets. The article sites research by Portelligent that there are no new media applications on the horizon that’ll drive need for the second ‘video processing’ chip.The use of a secondary processor in high-end smart phones could fall to just 20 percent of new designs by 2010, according to Portelligent. The company sites ths trend that cameraphones are no longer moving to higher resolution like they have been in the past. For example. the cameraphone resolution is expected to increase to 2.5 MP in the near future, from crurrent 2 MP. The report says that the baseband processor will get better at handeling this resolution and therefore the need for secondary media processor will decrease. ......continue reading

iPhone and Flash Lite 3 port: A technical analysis

Browsers, Devices- iPhone, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs June 23rd, 2008

Much is being discussed about why Flash is not available on iPhone, and why it is taking so long for Adobe and Apple to release it and if it even will be released. Flash Lite has already been ported to several different devices, so there is no reason why it can not be ported to iPhone.. Whatever the reason may be, I have analyzed various hardware and software factors that could impact Flash port and performance on iPhone. In reality, if there is management will, a Flash port on iPhone is very much possible. From the technology perspective, the only limiting factor could be the performance which can be overcome by using video acceleration. ......continue reading

Windows mobile to grow at 50% over next two years

Mobile phones, Operating Systems May 28th, 2008

         Msft logo             Microsoft claims that Windows Mobile OS will grow at 50% over the next two years. Total shipment of WinMobile devices is expected to be 20 million this year. ......continue reading

Adobe Flash 10 beta available

Flash Player 7 SDK, Media players May 16th, 2008

Flash Player Logo                   Adobe Flash player 10 beta is now available.  Among the feature enhanacement it boasts more 3D effects, more filters, 3D apis, better text layout. Did I say that it is optimized for CPU? And it is supposed to play video much smoothly than Flash 9. (Everybody must have seen how Flash 9 randomly drops frames in full screen mode). ......continue reading

Linux and Flash Lite 3

Flash Lite 3 February 1st, 2008

Hmm… some of you may be wondering if Flash Lite 3 available on Linux! Well, you can come to Adobe distrobutor like California Software Labs (the company I work for that is :) ......continue reading

Flash Lite performance

Flash Player 7 SDK January 18th, 2008

Unlike a PC, an embedded device is often limited by CPU speed, RAM, memory and is optimized for the particular application. When it comes to running Flash player on such device, often the expectations are that Flash should run ‘as good as’ desktop player, if not better. ......continue reading