NVIDIA GoForce 5500 Delivers High-Quality TV, Video, Audio, and 3D Gaming to Mobile Phones





+ NVIDIA unleashes the GoForce 5500!

17 February 2006

NVIDIA GoForce 5500 Brings the World of Digital Entertainment to Mobile Phones

NVIDIA Corporation unveiled the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 handheld graphics processing unit (GPU) -- the industry's first handheld GPU to enable true, fluid digital TV, high-fidelity surround sound, rapid multi-shot photography, and console-class 3D graphics. For many years, these capabilities have been the domain of function-specific devices such as the home entertainment system, the digital still camera, or the Sony Playstation. Today, this new GPU brings all these features, and more, to the mobile phone.

A revolution is underway in handheld technology. From digital television to high-resolution photography, from immersive audio/video playback to interactive 3D games, consumers not only want it all, they want it with the quality they demand from standalone digital devices.

Renowned for creating innovative, industry-changing products, NVIDIA® makes entertainment on the go possible with the NVIDIA® GoForce® family of handheld graphics processing units (GPUs). With advanced chip and system level design techniques, NVIDIA delivers unmatched features and performance to handheld devices, while maintaining long battery life that frees consumers to experience entertainment without limits.

NVIDIA's customers include leading handheld device manufacturers such as Motorola, Sony-Ericsson, Samsung, LG, and Kyocera.

NVIDIA GoForce 5500

Experience true, fluid digital TV, console-class 3D gaming, high-fidelity surround sound, smooth DVD-quality video playback, and sharp, vivid photos – all with longer battery life for more hours of entertainment.

Digital TV   3D Gaming

The NVIDIA® GoForce® 5500 GPU is compatible with new network standards, including DVB-H, ISDB-T and DMB, and data formats such as H.264 and WMV9, for broadcast television around the globe. The result – users get high quality content with fluid frame rates – just like broadcast television.

The all-new NVIDIA GoForce 5500 3D engine delivers up to 2.6M triangles per second and an unprecedented 200M pixels per second, barely sipping at your battery juice. You get more hours of console-class gaming – anytime, anywhere.
Video Playback   High-Fidelity Surround Sound

NVIDIA GoForce GPUs are capable of both encoding (recording) and decoding (play back) video at a fluid 30 frames per second — delivering smooth, jitter-free, high-quality video.

Surround sound processing and 3D audio effects will make you forget you're listening to a mobile phone.  With the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 audio processor, portable audio never sounded better. High bit rate MP3, AAC and AAC+ playback at up to 320kbits/sec with equalizer effects and cross-fading are the new standard. 
Vivid Photos   Less drain on talk time

The NVIDIA GoForce 5500 raises the bar — up to 10-megapixel film-quality imaging — higher than most of the standalone digital cameras available today.

NVIDIA® nPower™ technology offloads the main processor and runs multimedia applications on the GPU. Power required to run these applications is significantly reduced, while image quality is greatly improved.

Features & Benefits

Video Engine
Watch mobile digital TV broadcasts. Enjoy a camcorder in your phone allowing you to record and play back video up to D1 resolution (480P digital TV resolution for NTSC, 720x576 for PAL) and up to 30fps. Compatibility with the most popular video formats, including H.264, WMV9, Real Video, MPEG4 and H.263.

24-bit Audio Engine
Play back CD-quality music in all of the popular formats (MP3, WMA, AAC+ and more). With the power to process multiple audio tracks, you can cross-fade from one song to the next and your MP3 ring tone still comes through crystal clear. Enjoy surround sound effects and equalizer capability so you hear your music the way you like it whether that means more bass, more treble or something in between.

GoForce 3D Engine Version 2.0
Your games and avatars run blazing fast with up to 2x the performance of the previous generation GPU. Second generation features enable cool new special effects to make those applications their best.

Camera Processor with ISP
Makes your cell phone camera more like your digital still camera. Delivers fluid frame rates at 5 megapixel resolution with support for extreme resolutions of up to 10 megapixels. Enables rapid multi-shot when the button is pressed once. You also get a series of still-frame shots for those hard-to-catch action moments.

2nd Generation NVIDIA nPower Technology
Minimizes the drain on your battery, so you get more hours of music, videos and games and still have plenty of talk time.

Show your photos and videos on a bigger screen so everyone can share the memories.

Source: NVIDIA Author: Apocalypso

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