Samsung has selected Texas Instruments´s OMAP-DMTM multimedia processor technology for several digital TV mobile phone models for the Korean marketplace. These phones can receive Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) signals from satellites or from a network of terrestrial transmitters.
Digital TV is quickly becoming a hot application for mobile phones, with Korean mobile phone users demonstrating a healthy appetite for watching their favorite programming anytime, anywhere. Korea is leading the way in mobile Digital TV, with DMB services already delivering TV programs to the handset, including channels dedicated to sports, comedy, news, games, music and favorite movies. As DMB licenses are awarded in Korea, it is expected that millions of on-the-move Korean consumers will tune in to DMB-enabled mobile phones to watch live broadcast TV or listen to music programs on their mobile phones.
In order to deliver the high-quality TV viewing experience that consumers have come to expect in the digital age, mobile phones need a powerful application processing engine that allows at minimum several hours of battery life. TI's multimedia processors will power these Samsung digital TV mobile phones. These processors feature robust multimedia processing capabilities for crisp, clear resolution in real-time.
The first model of these new Samsung digital TV mobile phones is available now to consumers in South Korea.