ROYAL Philips Electronics has launched its Nexperia Personal family of ICs for portable audio and multimedia players.
The PNX0101 and PNX0102 one-chip system solutions are targeted at portable audio players and the PNX0105 is aimed at multimedia players.
The integrated PNX0101 and PNX0102 combine an embedded 32-bit ARM7TDMI processor and a dedicated DSP for audio processing in a small package. The PNX0105 incorporates the more powerful ARM926 core and an IDE interface to provide an architecture for building portable multimedia players. The entire PNX010x family has a programmable architecture that provides support for multiple audio decompression algorithms including MP3, AAC and Microsoft WMA as well as MP3 compression with LifeVibes Music audio enhancement algorithms.