Intel introduced the Intel CE 2110 Media Processor, an integrated media SoC for the next generation consumer electronics devices, such as digital networked media players and set top boxes. Microsoft expect its new media processor will bring consumers advanced home entertainment and information services.
The Intel CE 2110 Media Processor combines a 1 GHz Intel XScale processing core with powerful audio-video processing, graphics and I/O components. Single chip solution is important as consumer electronics manufacturers need to accelerate development/production process.
The MPEG-2 and H.264 video codecs maximizes system-level performance by enabling the Intel XScale processor core to be used exclusively for applications. In addition to the Intel XScale processor core, this highly integrated consumer electronics platform building block includes an Intel Micro Signal Architecture DSP core for audio codecs, a 2D/3D graphics accelerator, hardware accelerators for encryption and decryption, comprehensive peripheral interfaces, analog and digital input/output, and a transport interface for ATSC/DVB input.