Toshiba Adds New AVM49R Multimedia Reference Platform With Real-Time MPEG-1/2/4 Encoding and Decoding
Posted Oct 19, 2004

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced its fourth TX System RISC Multimedia Reference Platform. Designated AVM49R, the complete reference design combines a powerful, highly-integrated 300 megahertz (MHz) Toshiba TMPR4938 MIPS-based RISC processor with the Vweb VW2010 MPEG-1/2/4 audio/video CODEC chip in a compact 6.7-inch by 6.7-inch mini-ITX form factor. Supporting real-time MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 encoding and decoding, targeted applications include IP set-top box, digital video recorders, personal video recorders, home gateways, and multimedia clients. The AVM49R Multimedia Reference Platform Hardware Development Kit (HDK) is now available for license to multimedia customers seeking to significantly reduce software and hardware development time.

Highlights of the AVM49R reference design include the following:

The AVM49R Multimedia Reference Platform HDK is currently available for customers to license at $10,000.00 per license.