Motorola i.MX Processor to power New Sony CLIE Handhelds

Motorola i.MX Processor to power New Sony CLIE Handhelds


Motorola’s i.MX applications processor is set to be used in the new CLIÉ line of handhelds. The PEG-TJ25 and PEG-TJ35 launched by Sony Corporation will both use the i.MX processor with “Smart Speed” technology. Smart Speed maximizes system power to drive a wide variety of high performance applications and better memory management. They will also support multimedia extensions and a video port, allowing customers to use a low number of components in their wireless devices, to reduce overall system costs.

“The Motorola i.MXL processor offers the best combination of performance, power consumption and overall system cost,” said Masanobu Yoshida, president of Handheld Computer Company, IT & Mobile Solutions Network Company, Sony Corporation. “We found that to provide a satisfying end-user experience with the battery life the user demands, the Motorola processor delivers.”

“Sony continues to drive the smart handheld market with its innovative approach to design and functionality,” said Franz Fink, vice president and general manager of Motorola’s Wireless and Mobile Systems Group. “We’re excited to be a part of this new product. We think it’s going to be very well received by veteran handheld users and become a top pick for new users. They are market winners.”

Motorola’s i.MX family of applications processors offers designers a full platform solution. i.MX processors feature a comprehensive suite of software including Microsoft Windows CE, Palm OS, Symbian OS and Linux operating systems, and reference designs to greatly accelerate the creation of next-generation mobile communication products.