Intel today announced enhanced technology to provide mobile handset users with a better multimedia experience, including clearer graphics, faster video, and improved power efficiency. Intel Wireless MMX2 technology will be available in future Intel XScale® technology-based platforms, giving developers the opportunity today to optimize applications for future platforms. The Intel Wireless MMX2 technology’s 64-bit architecture supports Single Instruction Multiple Data processing that is fully compatible with the previous generation Intel Wireless MMX technology. It features a familiar programming style that allows developers to leverage their existing code base through common tool support including assembler, debugger, intrinsics, and vectorizer tools.

Intel Corporation today announced enhanced technology to provide mobile
handset users with a better multimedia experience, including clearer graphics,
faster video, and improved power efficiency.

Intel® Wireless MMX2(TM) technology offers advanced features to simplify the
development of feature-rich audio, video, graphics and voice applications,
providing users with innovative, reliable communications solutions that can run
the latest multimedia content. Using Intel Wireless MMX2 technology, developers
can more rapidly bring this advanced content and services to mobile users while
delivering improved handset performance and battery life. Intel Wireless MMX2
technology also offers the flexibility to support multiple audio, video and
graphics standards.

"We all want a high-quality audio and video experience on our mobile handsets,
but it can be expensive and time-intensive to develop these services," said Mark
Casey, general manager, Applications Processor Business Unit for Intel’s
Cellular Handheld Group. "Intel’s Wireless MMX2 technology simplifies the design
of complicated multimedia applications, enabling phone manufacturers and
carriers to deliver innovative services and high-end content. Consumers can
enjoy a better mobile experience and carriers can provide a broader range of
handsets and tools."

Intel Wireless MMX2 technology will be available in future Intel XScale®
technology-based platforms, giving developers the opportunity today to optimize
applications for future platforms.

The Intel Wireless MMX2 technology’s 64-bit architecture supports Single
Instruction Multiple Data processing that is fully compatible with the previous
generation Intel Wireless MMX technology. It features a familiar programming
style that allows developers to leverage their existing code base through common
tool support including assembler, debugger, intrinsics, and vectorizer tools.

Intel Wireless MMX2 instructions will be supported by the Intel® Integrated
Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) so that developers already utilizing Intel
IPP within their applications will automatically take advantage of the latest
enhancements enabled by Intel Wireless MMX2 technology.

Intel Wireless MMX2 technology supports multiple multimedia standards, combined
with support for existing code bases through binary compatibility with Intel
Wireless MMX technology, a complete set of common tools, and fully optimized
Intel IPP support. This reduces the complexity of designing feature-rich mobile
handsets, enabling developers to build advanced applications more
cost-effectively while reducing the time-to-market for these new applications.