Blu-ray and DVD

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ARM is at the heart of DVD and Blu-ray, enabling our silicon partners to integrate the IP functionality into a single System-on-Chip (SOC). Designers are free to choose from a family of Processors, Graphics Processors, System IP and Physical IP that provide the best performance, cost and power optimization.

With media content moving to high definition (HD) formats, the standard definition of DVD red laser technology is moving to blue laser technology or Blu-ray, with its higher storage capacity.

The DVD, and especially the Blu-ray Player, is transforming from being merely a disc player to incorporating STB functionality.

The additional demands include 

  • Real time content search and placement capability
  • Internet connectivity and web browser support
  • 3D graphical user interface
  • Support for TV widgets
  • Lower dynamic and standby power consumption
  • Very low cost constraints

ARM Home solutions for Blu-ray and DVD include a family of processors and GPUs, from the Cortex-M0 that enable ultra low cost SoCs to the higher performance Cortex-A9 and Mali-400 HD GPU for Blu-ray devices.
  • ARM NEON technology accelerates software audio and video CODECs downloaded from the internet.
  • ARM TrustZone technology provides the underlying foundation for strong security enabling DRM and payment services.
  • ARM CoreSight technology eases SoC and board bring-up and speeds time-to-market by enabling real-time high-speed trace of the multiple on-chip processors within a SoC.
  • ARM AMBA Interconnect maximizes the ARM CPU performance by providing a low-latency path to memory whilst its QoS (quality-of-service) feature balances the system loads within the SOC.
  • ARM Physical Logical IP, including Standard Cell Libraries and Power Management Kits at 28 nm to 65 nm, reduce cost and power usage by minimizing silicon area and leakage, while optimizing performance.
  • ARM Physical IP Embedded Memory at 28 nm to 65 nm creates the high-density on-chip memories on a SoC that can exceed 1 MByte today. The resultant memories, optimized for both performance and power, offer fault tolerance to increase manufacturing yields.
  • ARM Physical IP DDR PHY enables robust off-chip memory interface performance at high clock-speed and low power.

Additionally, the ARM Connected Community provides a wide range of OS, Middleware and tools support for all ARM IP. 



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