Creative announces HanZpad platform comprising ZiiLABS latest 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media Processor

Creative and ZiiLABS (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd), today announced the Creative HanZpad platform. The new platform comprises ZiiLABS’ latest 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media Processor, a series of HanZpad tablet reference designs based on the ZMS-40 and optimized for Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich), and a powerful Chinese operating system (OS). At the heart of the HanZpad platform is the ground-breaking 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media Processor optimized for Android 4.x. The quad-core ZMS-40 combines 96 of ZiiLABS’ StemCell media processing cores with four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs to deliver stunning multi-tasking application and media processing performance.

With 2X the performance and 2X the power efficiency, the ZMS-40 delivers ground-breaking media capabilities to handheld devices such as tablets, including ultra-high-resolution H.264 HP decoding of up to 3840×1080 for true 1080p 3D stereo, a rich and interactive desktop browsing experience, 2560×1600 (WQXGA) display resolution support, higher-quality video encoding and immersive OpenGL ES graphics and future support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

With their Chinese characteristics, the HanZpad platform solutions target China’s vast tablet computer markets. The key features in these Chinese software platforms include: handwritten Chinese character input capability, document processing, file sharing and collaboration, multiple Chinese usage applications, rich media tools and digital education solutions such as the iFlashbook (digital textbook engine).

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