Microsoft Zune HD portable media player is powered by NVIDIA Tegra processor

Microsoft’s new Zune HD portable media player is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra processor for exceptional multimedia capabilities. The Microsoft Zune HD player is the first portable media player to combine HD-compatible video, HD Radio receiver, full-screen Internet browsing, an organic light emitting diode touch screen, and Wi-Fi. These features will connect consumers to a whole new world of entertainment, while delivering excellent battery life. Key to Tegra’s rich multimedia features are eight independent processors, each designed for a specific class of tasks – among them are an HD video processor, an audio processor, a graphics processor, and two ARM cores. The processors can work together or independently to minimize power consumption.

Tegra processor-based devices are delivering the experiences that today’s mobile consumer’s demand, with HD video playback, always-on HD Internet, and intuitive 3D user interfaces. There are 50 active Tegra processor-based design projects currently in the works today.