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January 06, 2011

D2 Technologies Showcases Android Devices Delivering HD Video


This week at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, embedded IP communications software developer D2 Technologies is showcasing its mCUE communications client running on Freescale's new i.MX53 processor, creating a market-ready solution for new Android-based devices wanting to deliver HD video call capability.


It is particularly aimed at helping OEMs deliver new Android tablets, media phones and IPTV (News - Alert) devices to market, said the developer.

The platform offers OEMs, ODMs and service providers a production-ready solution for devices delivering high definition voice and IP video calling features. According to D2 Technologies, Freescale’s (News - Alert) i.MX53 multimedia application processor, paired with D2’s mCUE converged communications client, creates an advanced platform for Android-based devices such as tablets, IP media phones and connected TVs/STBs that deliver media-rich and communications applications with an optimized performance, cost and power consumption profile.  

The supplier said that the solution is interoperable with carrier and enterprise networks, as well as many popular social networking communications services such as Skype (News - Alert), GoogleTalk and Yahoo! Messenger.

 “D2 is a market leader in developing field-proven, advanced IP communications frameworks for consumer devices operating on Android OS,” said Rajeev Kumar, i.MX and consumer marketing manager for Freescale’s Multimedia Applications Division, in a statement.  

“By porting the mCUE software onto our i.MX53 processor family, D2 delivers a hardware and software platform that has up to 1.2 GHz of core speed for a more responsive user experience, particularly with high quality video calls, yet at one of the industry’s lowest rates of power consumption,” added Kumar.

Freescale’s i.MX535 processor is one of the newest members of Freescale's highly integrated, power-efficient, ARM (News - Alert)-based consumer multimedia applications processor family. The i.MX535 supports 1080p multi-standard video playback, and leverages a common hardware and software platform with the i.MX51 processor to boost performance.  The result is reduced development effort and faster time to market for OEMs, ODMs and service providers, said D2.

In the same company release, commented Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2 Technologies (News - Alert), “Consumers want more Android-based devices, and the introduction of a collaborative D2-Freescale solution that delivers not only converged communications but state-of-the-art video calling and multi-media capabilities helps OEMs get ahead of the adoption curve.”


Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.





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