Marvell and OnLive Team Up to Deliver Next Generation Cloud Gaming
News Release from:
Marvell Technology Group Ltd
20 July 2012
Marvell have announced that OnLive is using the ARMADA 15OO HD Media SoC to power on-demand gaming in Google TVs and Google TV devices. OnLive delivers hundreds of high-end video games directly from the cloud to PCs, Macs, TVs, tablets and now, leveraging the ARMADA 1500 chipset, to Google TV, with no game console necessary.
“I believe this is a major breakthrough that demonstrates Google TV’s progress in addressing the interactive big screen for any type of live content. We are thrilled to collaborate with OnLive in transforming any TV with gaming capabilities,” said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. “Together with our customers and partners across the ecosystem, Marvell is leading and driving a new era of the digital lifestyle by seamlessly delivering all the interactive content to any screen and devices with better performance, affordability and versatility for the mass markets.”
“OnLive’s focus is to make the highest quality gaming accessible to everyone, anywhere and anytime they want it. With Marvell under the hood, we are able to deliver the highest-quality, on-demand gaming experience on groundbreaking devices and systems like Google TV,” said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO. “The ARMADA 1500 is an impressively high-performance, low-power SoC that accommodates OnLive’s highly advanced technology and delivers a mind-blowing gaming experience.”
Both Marvell and OnLive are aligned in their vision of supporting best-in-class smart devices and providing the ultimate user experience. To that end, the OnLive Game Service is now integrated with next-generation Google TVs and stream players that offer video games on demand with just a few clicks of the OnLive Wireless Controller or any Google TV-compatible controller, eliminating the need for users to own an independent game console.
Featuring a superscalar dual-core CPU, with more than 6000 Dhrystone MIPS of computing horsepower, the ARMADA 1500 delivers the full spectrum of rich multimedia entertainment on a single-chip architecture, making it the ideal processor to power tomorrow’s “smart” entertainment center. The ARMADA 1500 also integrates award-winning Qdeo video processing technology with support for 3DTV that provides consistently high-quality, full HD video despite the source and enables compelling, interactive user interfaces.
Additionally, the ARMADA 1500’s small form factor and fan-less chip design, coupled with Marvell’s family of Avastar wireless products support a broad scope of smart, slim, power-efficient devices—including networked DTV platforms, Blu-ray players, digital media adapters, and HD set-top boxes—and delivers best-in-class features at highly competitive price points.