AllGo Systems Partners with MIPS Technologies and Tensilica to Bring Android™ to Home Entertainment Devices

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Partnership to Offer High-End Audio Codec Support for Android-Based Platforms

LAS VEGAS — 2010 International CES — AllGo Systems today announced they are working with MIPS Technologies and Tensilica to bring high-end media codec support with advanced multimedia features to MIPS-Based™ Android™ platforms, to help silicon companies and OEMs easily roll out their new home entertainment and mobile consumer products based on Android. At CES, AllGo is demonstrating a UPnP/DLNA-based high-definition video streaming solution on a MIPS-Based Sigma Designs Vantage 8654 platform running Android. Separately, AllGo is demonstrating with Tensilica multi-channel audio playback on a MIPS32® processor integrated with a Tensilica HiFi2 Audio DSP. MIPS and Tensilica recently announced they are leveraging their integrated solution to accelerate SoC design activity on Android.

“We are committed to support high end media and 3D graphics applications and bring new feature extensions like UPnP/DLNA, DRM and other media components to Android,” said K.Srinivasan, CEO of AllGo Systems. “We are excited to work with MIPS and Tensilica to provide high-quality audio solution support to our customers and help them roll-out a range of products from Internet connected TVs to Set-top boxes to Blu-ray Disc players to next-generation connected devices in the home.”

“AllGo’s experience and commitment in bringing Android to a broad range of consumer applications, combined with its multimedia and systems integration expertise on MIPS platforms can help our licensees design new MIPS-based Android devices,” said Art Swift, vice president of marketing for MIPS Technologies. “By bringing multi-channel audio to Android, we have achieved the next major milestone in making Android a viable platform for digital home devices.”

“By working with AllGo and MIPS, we can help demonstrate a superior solution using the Android platform for connected devices ranging from digital picture frames, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players and other consumer devices,” said Mahesh Venkatraman, VP of marketing, vertical segments for Tensilica.

AllGo’s expertise includes porting and optimization of Android to new platforms, adding feature extensions to Android to enable non-mobile products, OpenMAX compliance of media codecs, integrating device drivers with the Android hardware abstraction layer and developing Android based reference product implementations.