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2008 International CES, Las Vegas

2008 International CES, Las Vegas - Teaming a triple-core processor, with Linux-based middleware, a software-development kit (SDK), and reference board, the JukeBlox platform enters its third incarnation for connecting audio systems to home networks, the Internet, and portable devices. Containing the company's latest ARM9-based triple-core processor with integrated Wi-Fi support, reportedly the industry’s first Linux-based SDK and middleware stack, and a ready-to-manufacture hardware reference design, the platform comes with a component bill-of-materials that is 20% lower than previous generations. In addition to wireless access to stored content, JukeBlox integrates popular online music services such as Rhapsody and Pandora. Traditional AM/FM radio capabilities are also on board. A revamped user interface displays complete meta-data including album cover art for every audio track and a proprietary one-click, real-time audio fingerprinting feature that identifies and locates missing meta-data for every song. The 240-MHz DM870 tri-core processor integrates a dedicated audio engine and a dedicated real-time security processor. Its main core supports the Linux operating system, MP3, WMA, AAC, and other decompression standards, and provides additional bandwidth for system control and user-interface operations. The platform, including hardware reference platform and complete SDK, is available this quarter for $10,000. BRIDGECO INC., Anaheim, CA. (714) 328-7706.


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