Today NVIDIA reveiled the GoForce 2150, the first GPU for handhelds. This chip is developed by MediaQ, a company which they have acquired earlier this year. Mass production is planned for Q4 2003, samples for OEMs will be immediately available.
NVIDIA claims that the GoForce 2150 media processor is the industry’s first low-power media processor with 1.3MP camera support. Key features of the new controller include a 64-bit 2D graphics accelerator, embedded memory for LCD frame buffer, and flexible CPU interface. The versatile LCD controller also allows for fast-switching dual screen interfaces, typically implemented as a large active-matrix colour screen inside the handset and a smaller LCD located outside. NVIDIA GoForce 2150 supports over 70 different display interfaces (including CSTN, TFT, OLED and LTPS technology) at up to HVGA (320x480) resolution.
The new NVIDIA GoForce 2150 is pin-to-pin compatible with the earlier MQ2100, from MediaQ and OEMs with existing MQ2100-based designs can quickly upgrade to add support for 1.3MP cameras. In addition, the GoForce 2150 delivers a high-performance visual experience through a hardware-based graphics processing engine.