NXP Debuts Nexperia Cellular Multimedia Baseband PNX6712 for HSPA, EDGE

NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announced a feature-packed, ultra-small, single-core, dual-mode Nexperia Cellular Multimedia Baseband PNX6712 for HSPA and EDGE. Based on 65-nm process technology, it offers manufacturers advanced on-chip multimedia features, such as H.264 decoding on QVGA at 30 frames per second (fps). The PNX6712 forms the engine of NXP’s Nexperia Cellular System Solution 6712 – a powerful HSDPA/HSUPA/EDGE platform, enabling sub-$30 electronic bill-of-materials (eBoM).

NXP’s Nexperia Cellular Multimedia Baseband PNX6712 outperforms existing HSPA-EDGE basebands in its category by combining best-in-class multimedia features, up to 750 hours of standby, 45 hours of MP3 and 8 hours of video playback, and a multitude of connectivity options for anytime, anywhere content transfer. The solution provides manufacturers a platform for high-performance multimedia phones, with a highly flexible and efficient architecture built around an ARM926-EJ processor, unique algorithms for voice and video, hardware accelerated low-power video, graphics and camera features, and built-in security and digital rights management (DRM).

“NXP has yet again raised the bar for HSPA feature phones, by developing a comprehensive dual-mode EDGE-HSPA baseband solution that is ready-to-integrate and very flexible, allowing manufacturers to offer a rich mobile multimedia experience with extended playback time and seamless mobility of content,” said Armand Guerin, Vice-President, Product Line Feature Phones, NXP Semiconductors. “The PNX6712 feeds into the growing demand for integrating multiple telecom standards with support for high-speed access to digital content anytime, anywhere.”

Packaged into a 12x12mm footprint with a 0.4mm pitch, NXP’s Nexperia Cellular Multimedia Baseband PNX6712 features single-core architecture, eliminating the need for an external multimedia co-processor. It supports the latest audio and video codecs, four microphone inputs for better voice quality, two class-D amplifiers for clear sound, W/QVGA display interfaces, and TV-out functionality. All these features are supported by over 10 connectivity interfaces, including USB Hi-Speed OTG, SDIO, SPI, most memory cards as well as system level extensions for A-GPS, NFC, BT, FM, for seamless sharing of content.

The dual-mode HSPA-EDGE multimedia baseband solution is now sampling. Visitors to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona can witness the demo at the NXP Booth (#110), February 11-14, 2008. For more information on NXP’s Nexperia Cellular Multimedia Baseband PNX6712 (pdf).

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of EUR 5 billion in 2006. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices.