NEC NaviEngine Multicore Platform for Car Navigation Systems

NEC Electronics today unveiled NaviEngine , the industry’s most powerful single-chip system LSI solution optimized for car navigation systems. Based on four high-speed CPU cores using the ARM MPCore technology with symmetric multi-processing (SMP), NEC NaviEngine is capable of simultaneously processing multiple streams of information needed for car navigation systems, including vehicle location, driving directions, and navigation functions. The chip delivers high-speed parallel processing performance of up to 1920MIPS at 400 MHz. In addition, NaviEngine1 has impressive 2D and 3D graphics using the POWERVR SGX 535 graphics core by Imagination Technologies, and is the world’s first system LSI chip with built-in Serial ATA

Samples of NEC NaviEngine are available now, priced at US$90. Volume production is scheduled to begin in March 2009, and reach approximately 60,000 units per month.