SH7722 and Linux based reference design for multimedia products, Office Automation equipment and industrial systems

26th February 2008
Source: Renesas
Posted By : ES Admin
SH7722 and Linux based reference design for multimedia products, Office Automation equipment and industrial systems
Renesas Technology Europe has announced the immediate availability of the MIGO-R, “Multimedia Integration GO”, reference design based on the Linux Operating System and the SH7722 low power multimedia processor with dedicated video processing engine supporting H.264 video encode and decode.
The MIGO-R is a small form factor reference platform for multimedia applications including Voice and Video over IP, Portable Media Players, Portable Navigation Systems, Handheld Digital TV and also industrial systems like IP Video Cameras or Surveillance Cameras. Integrating the SH7722, a low power, high-performance superscalar host processor with DSP capabilities, dedicated video technology and a feature-rich peripheral set, it offers developers the performance and integration to create leading edge multimedia products. By completing this reference design with a complete and pre-validated Linux solution it adds a new level of sophistication and support for advanced multimedia platforms.

The SH7722 is a highly integrated single-chip SoC solution for audio, video and speech processing as well as graphics acceleration for highly sophisticated GUIs. The SH7722 incorporates the SH4AL-DSP CPU offering 600MIPs at 333MHz operation. The device incorporates various peripheral functions suited to multimedia applications including a MPEG4, H.264 capable video engine offering H.264 video encode/decode up to VGA resolution with 30FPS, a JPEG encode/decode hardware accelerator, a 2D graphics accelerator, a LCD controller, a 5M Pixel camera interface, and sound input/output.
The SH7722 incorporates SDRAM interface expandable up to 64-bit bus width and USB 2.0 high-speed function as well as a SD Card interface.

The MIGO-R reference platform is supported by a complete Linux solution adding a new level of sophistication required in multimedia products, industrial equipment and office automation products. It consists of a Linux Board Support Package (BSP), network protocol stack, and pre-validated middleware system integration supporting the latest audio and video technologies including H.264 two-way video capability.

Additionally, the Linux BSP includes device drivers for key peripherals, such as an LCD controller, USB, Ethernet, serial, and audio interfaces. Audio, video and speech CODEC functions have been pre-integrated and are available as fully optimized, verified middleware. This code eliminates the need for system engineers to design their own drivers, freeing them to concentrate on enhancing product performance and creating value-added features.

This software package offers an excellent out-of-box experience that allows developers of Linux embedded systems to shorten their development time and, thus, get products to market quicker.

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