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ARM Based Marvell Armada Chip to Power New Google TV

Google will be launching its latest TV powered by Marvell's ARMADA 1500 HD Media System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Foresight Platform confirmed the Santa Clara, California based semiconductor company.

Co-founder of Marvell, Welli Dai, commented that, "Marvell and Google have teamed up to....(transform) the TV into the command centre for our connected lifestyle." reported c|net.

The new chip is based on the UK based ARM design. Google and Marvell came together to bring out the best of software and chip technology to provide growth to Google's TV ecosystem of devices as well as manufacturers beyond tablets and smartphones.

The new chip will be allowing various device makers as well as OEM's to give out 3D video, web processing, high-definition video processing and 3D games. The device will be powered by dual-core ARM v/6/7 processor that will be paired with Marvell's Odeo for video processing.

In simple words, it is powerful enough for decoding two simultaneous 1080p streams and it is power efficient at the same time. Next week's CES will see a flood of new technologies and all the manufacturers are all set to amuse the world with some more innovation.