Marvell, ASUS, Google TV
"We continue to team with Google TV ecosystem partners such as Marvell to bring more ways to offer entertainment and Google services on your TV. With Marvell, we're able to offer a growing array of products at attractive price points," said Suveer Kothari , Director of Business Development for Google TV.
Powerful, energy-efficient, ultra-scalable and affordable, the ARMADA 1500 series SoC platform contains Marvell's highest-performing ARM v7-compatible PJ4B SMP super-scalar dual-core CPU. The chip is designed to enable PC-like processing power to support Web browsing with support for Flash and other key technologies - with the aid of more than 6,000 Dhrystone MIPS of computing horsepower, FPU v3.0, 512 KB of L2 cache and NEON. With advanced, cellphone-like power management, the platform is also incredibly energy-efficient.
The ARMADA 1500 contains Marvell's award-winning Qdeo video processing for state-of-the-art HD and 3-D video, including scaling, noise reduction and de-interlacing. The chip offers VMeta, a multi-format video decoder that can decode up to two simultaneous 1080p streams as well as a host of other video formats and containers.
The ASUS Qube comes equipped with HDMI input and output, two USB 2.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port and a proprietary ASUS Qube user interface. The device is designed to support Google EPG TV and movie playback, local media file playback, one-touch play capabilities, remote control pass-through and DLNA media streaming. Applications available at launch will include Clock, Downloads, Google Chrome, Live TV, Music, Photos, PrimeTime, Play Store, Search, Settings, Spotlight and YouTube. ASUS Qube with Google TV will be available in U.S. market beginning late Q1 2013.