ZiiLABS Announces Energy-Efficient Processors Optimized for Android 3.0 Tablets

ZiiLABS Announces Energy-Efficient Processors Optimized for Android 3.0 Tablets

SINGAPORE - ZiiLABS introduced its most powerful Zii family of energy-efficient media processors, the ZMS-20 and the ZMS-40. Targeting the up and coming explosive tablet computing markets, the ZMS-20 (with Dual-Core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Processors) and ZMS-40 (with Quad-Core 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Processors), besides having more than generous ARM processing power, are turbo-charged by an array of up to 96 Stemcell media processing cores to give an incredible performance of up to 100 processor cores, previously unheard of in the handheld mobile device markets!

Engineered for the high-resolution tablet computing markets, the ZMS-20 combines ZiiLABS’ 48 Stemcell media processing cores with dual 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors with Neon to deliver stunning 1080p high profile video playback, immersive OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics, HD video calling and a rich desktop browsing experience including Adobe Flash Player.

With multi-core application acceleration and dynamic power management for longer battery life, the ZMS-20 delivers the efficient and high-performance platform required for the next generation of Android 3.0 based devices and beyond.

Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets and associated design-kits based on the ZMS-20 will be showcased at the ZiiLABS suite (Grand Hyatt Hotel Taipei, Grand Room, #1137) in Taipei, Taiwan between 31 May and 4 June at the Computex 2011 tradeshow.

ZMS-20 Key Features

Dual 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores with Neon

ZiiLABS flexible Stemcell media processing capabilities

o Low-energy SIMD architecture for high performance media acceleration

o 48 x 32-bit floating point media processing cores for 26GFlops of compute

o High Profile H.264 video playback at 1080p@30fps

o Wide range of accelerated video codecs including H.264, VC1 and VP8

o High-definition, low-latency video conferencing

o Optimised OpenGL ES 2.0 for robust 3D graphics acceleration and application

o compatibility

o Accelerated OpenCL 1.1 (desktop profile) integrated into Android NDK

o High Dynamic Range (HDR) Image Processing

o High-quality Text-to-Speech and Voice Recognition

o 150 MPixel/sec image processing

o Adobe Flash 10 acceleration

Integrated HDMI 1.4 with 3D stereo support

1GB addressable memory

o DDR2/3 at 533 MHz for low cost

o LPDDR2 for maximum memory bandwidth and low-power

o 64-bit wide memory bus

Quad independent video controllers supporting 24-bit displays and cameras

3V3 and 1V8 I/O’s reduce peripheral power consumption

Dual USB 2.0 HS OTG (Host/Peripheral) controllers with PHY for low system cost

Three independent SDIO/MMC controllers

Extended battery life with robust Dynamic Power Management and Instantaneous On

Xtreme Fidelity X-Fi audio effects

Enhanced Security: 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and TrustZone


The ZMS-20 is sampling now to select customers and is scheduled for volume shipment to customers in the 3rd quarter of 2011. Detailed specifications of the ZMS-40 will be announced later. Visit ZiiLABS suite (Grand Hyatt Hotel Taipei, Grand Room, #1137) at the Computex 2011 tradeshow to find out more.

Complete Tablet Solutions

ZiiLABS’ high-quality OEM-ready reference platforms combine all the hardware, software and integration required to enable ODMs to rapidly deliver customized solutions to meet the growing demand for next-generation Android-based tablets.

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