Ziilabs announced the ZMS-20 aimed at Android 3.0 Tablets

Here’s how Ziilabs describes their new dual core processor aimed at tablets running Android honeycomb:

The ZMS-20 has been engineered for high-resolution tablet computing and combines ZiiLABS’ StemCell media processing array with dual 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors (with Neon) to deliver stunning 1080p high profile video playback, immersive OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics, HD video calling and a rich desktop browsing experience including Adobe Flash Player.

With multi-core application acceleration and dynamic power management for longer battery life the ZMS-20 delivers the efficient, high-performance platform required for the next generation of devices, including Android 3.0 based tablets.

ZMS-20 Key Features:

  • Dual 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores with Neon
  • ZiiLABS flexible Stemcell media processing capabilities
    • Low-energy SIMD architecture for high performance media acceleration
    • 48 x 32-bit floating point media processing cores for 26GFlops of compute
    • High Profile H.264 video playback at 1080p@30fps
    • Wide range of accelerated video codecs including H.264, VC1 and VP8
    • High Definition, low latency video conferencing
    • Optimised OpenGL ES 2.0 for robust 3D graphics acceleration and application compatibility
    • Accelerated OpenCL 1.1 (desktop profile) integrated into Android NDK
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Image Processing
    • High-quality Text-to-Speech and Voice Recognition
    • 150 MPixel/sec image processing
    • Adobe Flash 10 acceleration
  • Integrated HDM1 1.4 with 3D stereo support
  • 1GB addressable memory
    • DDR2/3 at 533 MHz for low-cost
    • LPDDR2 for maximum memory bandwidth and low-power
    • 64-bit wide memory bus
  • Quad independent video controllers supporting 24-bit displays and cameras
  • 3V3 and 1V8 I/O’s reduce peripheral power consumption
  • Dual USB 2.0 HS OTG (Host/Peripheral) controllers with PHY for low system cost
  • Three independent SDIO/MMC controllers
  • Extended battery life with robust Dynamic Power Management and Instantaneous On
  • Xtreme Fidelity X-Fi audio effects
  • Enhanced Security: 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and TrustZone
ZMS-20 Block Diagram
Ziilabs ZMS-20 Block Diagram

The ZMS-20 will be showcased at Computex (Taipei – 31 May – 4 June 2011) in Android 3.0 tablets and the processor will be available in Q3 2011.

Watch the ZMS-20 introductin by Ziilabs’ CEO.

Ziilabs also announced the ZMS-40 a quad-core Cortex A9 processor with 96 stem cells delivering the power of 100 cores which availability has not been announced.

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