UK radio designer Radioscape has teamed up with Analog Devices to enter the market for mobile video.
The company has previously worked closely with Texas Instruments on DAB digital radio, but is now using ADI's Blackfin processor to run the software for DAB-IP and DMB video on mobile phones. DAB-IP is used by BT for a mobile video service in the UK, while DMB is used in Korea for similar services.
It is providing a software stack running on ADI's 544 processor.
The ADI part is not as compute powerful [as the TI parts] but it does have a very good processor core and it's a hell of a lot cheaper and takes a lot less power said Les Sable, vice president of technology at Radioscape.
It's a software solution he said. We are targeting any converged devices such as multimedia radios which are coming very quickly with electronic programme guides and slide show displaysas well as handsetspersonal media players and MP4 playersit's all of these devices."
The first products based on this technology will come to market in 2008he sayswith a focus on markets in China and Koreawhere the company already has a strong presence through its DAB broadcast infrastructure business. It is also working on a version that supports the DVB-H standard that is more common in Europe.