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AMD develops low-power processor for portable video players

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AMD is developing a low-consumption processor for portable video players, which reduces the time needed to transfer content between digital video players and portable equipment, eliminating the need to use a PC to decode the image.

The new Au1200 developed by the manufacturer of chips North American is expected to reach the market during the second quarter of 2005 and is the reason for a partnership with GoVideo, which at that time will present a new line of portable video players supported by AMD processors.

In the coming months, companies are expected to release more details about the potential of the processor that will be presented for the first time on GoVideo equipment during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

For now it is known that the Au1200 supports the main video formats, which include MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, H.263 and DivX and that it has been optimized to allow a set of new features, increase the autonomy of the devices and facilitate the transmission content from a digital video player directly, without the need to connect to a PC.

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