Renesas Mobile Showcases Class-leading Android™ Smartphone Platform with advanced multi-core PowerVR GPU at 4G World

The MP5225 Platform Delivers High Frame Rates and Console-like Games Quality for a More Responsive and Engaging User Experience

25 Oct 2011

TOKYO, Japan, October 25th, 2011 — Renesas Mobile Corporation, an innovative supplier of advanced cellular semiconductor solutions and platforms, will demonstrate its high performance 3D mobile platform, the MP5225, for Android-based smartphones at 4G World 2011 in Chicago (24-27 October, Renesas Mobile Stand 2025). Incorporating dual ARM™ Cortex™ A9's running at 1.2 GHz and an advanced multi-core PowerVR™ Series5XT MP Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) from Imagination Technologies, the platform represents a significant step towards delivering a games console quality experience on a mobile phone.

 

The MP5225 platform has been designed to deliver outstanding performance with Android™. At its heart is the R-Mobile APE5R state-of-the-art low-power, high-performance application processor, which includes the industry's leading multi-core mobile graphics engine, PowerVR SGX543 MP2 from Imagination Technologies, to deliver stunning class-leading 2D/3D graphics.

 

“Consumer expectations and appetite for advanced new handset features continues to grow as smartphone users increasingly expect the same experience of speed, performance and multitasking capabilities they enjoy on laptops and gaming systems,“ said Jean-Marie Rolland, Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Renesas Mobile Corporation. “We're delighted to be showing the latest results of our long relationship with Imagination Technologies at 4G World. The advanced graphics performance of the MP5225 will deliver an ultra-fast and exciting gaming experience and rich Android applications that fully exceed the expectations and desires of Android's growing fan-base.”

 

Blazingly fast, Renesas Mobile's MP5225 platform delivers more than five times the graphics performance of current generation devices, together with multi-core computing and high-end multimedia for advanced smartphones and mobile computing devices. Thanks to the exceptional processing power of the PowerVR SGX543 MP2 GPU, the MP5225 will deliver higher frame rates for leading edge games and visually rich applications, including stereoscopic 3D, Augmented Reality and Navigation. High GPU performance means the Android user interface (UI), and UIs in all Android apps, will work at higher frame rates, delivering a more responsive and engaging user experience, while opening new opportunities to drive either multiple screens, higher resolution screens (up to HD 1080p via HDMI), or stereoscopic 3D screens, without suffering loss of performance.

 

“Graphics performance is fundamental to the Android user experiences in both UI and apps—something Imagination understands very well thanks to our close working relationship with Google on every release of Android from v2.1 “Éclair” to the latest v4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”, said Tony King-Smith, VP Marketing, Imagination. “Renesas Mobile is delivering tremendous mobile GPU performance to smartphone and tablet designers and apps developers thanks to our PowerVR multicore GPU solutions. As Android grows in importance as a major consumer software platform, we believe Renesas Mobile is very well placed to power truly class-leading devices for Android.”

 

About Renesas Mobile Corporation

Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and offers advanced and innovative products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile provides complete cellular chipset platform solutions including powerful applications processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly integrated radio frequency devices and intelligent power management solutions. Renesas Mobile offers our customer complete system and software expertise to develop flagship devices more rapidly.

 

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SGX is a registered trademark of Imagination Technologies in the EU and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. POWERVR SGX MP is a registered trademark of ImaginationTechnologies in the EU and other countries. ARM is a registered trademark and ARM Cortex and MPCore are trademarks of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries. Other names of products or services mentioned in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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