ARM chips to be integrated into LG digital TVs meaning 1080p video streaming is possible
LG and chip manufacturer ARM have signed a deal that will have ARM processors integrated into LG newest generation of HDTVs, which will mean 1080p video streaming and web-browsing should be possible via the television.
In a statement on its website ARM said: “The ARM11 MPCore multicore processor will be used and will be provides flexible and cost effective processing in next generation DTVs and enables LG Electronics to target a range of platforms with the same architecture simply by implementing single or multiple SMP cores. ARM Mali-200 and Mali-400 graphics processors will open the path to true 1080p resolutions, affording consumers a home cinema experience that includes high-definition graphics, whilst vastly improving the browsing experience on DTV user interfaces.”
One of LG’s head techies believes that the agreement will give their televisions the edge in the tech stakes.
“By licensing ARM technologies, LG Electronics will be able to offer a future-proofed premium-quality digital TV experience for today’s connected home,” said Seung-Jong Choi, research fellow of Digital TV Lab, LG Electronics. “The connected home relies on technology that is fully functional and that guarantees a high-quality, energy efficient multimedia experience. With Web 2.0 requirements moving into a connected and high definition home, LG Electronics has selected the ARM architecture to guarantee longevity for our own technology.”
It is not known when these televisions will be available in Australia, but the technology certainly sounds cool!