SigmaTel launches development kit for portable media SoC -

SigmaTel launches development kit for portable media SoC

SAN FRANCISCO — Mixed-signal multimedia IC vendor SigmaTel Inc. Wednesday (March 8) released a software development kit (SDK) for its fourth-generation system-on-chip (SoC) portable multimedia player solution, the STMP3600.

According to SigmaTel (Austin, Texas), the kit, SDK 4.201, provides customers with a more robust software development environment offering Microsoft PlaysForSure version 1.2 support for Windows Media DRM10.

“The STMP3600 delivers the highest level of performance with the greatest degree of integration on the market and the new SDK 4.201 provides designers with the necessary tools to develop devices that offer increased functionality,” said Michael Wodopian, senior vice president of SigmaTel's portable SoC group, in a statement.

SigmaTel said the SDK 4.201 also offers the ability to store and playback Windows Media DRM10 content from removable media, audio playback with simultaneous JPEG decoding for slideshows and wallpaper, Standard interface support to add product differentiating features and WMA encode capability. SigmaTel said the kit also enables industry-leading power consumption, offering up to 70 hours of battery life.

The SDK 4.2 was made available in limited distribution to SigmaTel STMP3600 beta customers in early January, SigmaTel said, and is now available to all other customers.

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