Chipset for Mobile Phones
Agere Systems announces its Vision X115 chipset product supporting cinema-quality video and CD-quality audio capabilities for mainstream EDGE feature phones and Smartphones. The X115 is based on Agere’s Vision mobile handset architecture and its OptiVerse software framework, both of which enable critical improvements for smaller and more affordable, feature-rich phones. The X115 enables manufacturers to design features such as real-time audio and video streaming, stereo music, digital photo imaging and interactive gaming into GPRS/EDGE feature phones and Smartphones targeting a larger segment of the consumer market. Within this multi-processor design, the chipset provides desirable levels of features including CD-quality sound, cinema-quality video and support for a 2 megapixel camera without requiring costly applications processors or multimedia companion chips. In addition, the X115 is designed to support a variety of popular high-level operating systems, including Microsoft Windows Mobile® 5.0, SymbianOS® and Linux®. Using the X115, handset makers are able to offer a broad range of video functionality including support for H.263, MPEG-4 and H.264 standards.