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Multitasking Multimedia in Handsets – Using a Bridge Solution to Increase Performance and Enable Simultaneous Usage Models | Cypress Semiconductor

Multitasking Multimedia in Handsets – Using a Bridge Solution to Increase Performance and Enable Simultaneous Usage Models

Last Updated: 
Nov 13, 2008

One of the fundamental requirements of a multimedia handset is the ability to handle high-bandwidth transfers of large audio, image, and video files. This multimedia content downloads to the handset either through the mobile network or through a PC, and the embedded and removable nonvolatile storage within the handset houses it. The handset's main CPU, which can be either a stand-alone baseband processor or a combination of a baseband and an applications processor, handles functions such as wireless communication and the operating system, whereas dedicated peripheral controllers often facilitate the data-intensive multimedia transfer from PC to mass storage. 

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