ATI delivers first 3D gaming chip for mobile phones
Posted on 10-Jan-2004 09:28
Filed under: News
Playing 3D enabled games on mobile phones is now possible thanks to the new Imageon 2300 multimedia and graphics family of co-processors from ATI Technologies. These new co-processors enable game developers to go beyond simplistic game design approaches and give users complete freedom of movement, and visually rich 3D gaming experiences.
The Imageon 2300 includes the following:
Advanced 2D and 3D graphics;
MPEG 4 decode with real-time video playback at 30-fps and low power consumption;
Video Capture Ports with support for high resolution camera sensors (1.3M and 2M pixels);
JPEG CODEC to compress and decompress images to be either saved in memory and printed or shared wirelessly by the camera phone user; and,
Many other features such as two display engines (primary and sub-display) and embedded frame buffer.
The company offers support for the OpenGL ES rendering API - a royalty free 3D API consisting of well-defined subset profiles of OpenGL, with custom ATI extensions to further improve rendering performance. The goal is to help content developers easily create advanced 3D games and applications on a wide variety of wireless platforms.