Santa Clara, California-based NVIDIA, one of the world's leading manufacturers of graphics chip solutions, has recently announced that it landed another design win for its line of ultralow-power Tegra HD media processor, designed to provide a high-quality visual experience inside a small, ultraportable device. According to the company, the new Samsung M1 portable media player (PMP) will be powered by one of the company's Tegra processors, consequently providing users of the said device with support for a 720p HD video playback and a stunning visual experience.
“The Samsung M1 delivers hours of pure entertainment – anytime, anywhere,” Michael Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business, said. “We worked with Samsung to ensure consumers get incredible HD, a unique UI and excellent battery life.”
Expected to become available in late September 2009, the new M1 PMP has been designed with an AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting) display, to provide users with advanced graphics and visuals, with the help of the 720p HD, video-capable Tegra processor. The same, low-power NVIDIA processor is also responsible for M1's flash-based, 3D user interface, which reportedly runs smoothly thanks to the performance capabilities of the Tegra.
Tegra, which is essentially a computer-on-a-chip the size of a thumbmail, has already been confirmed in another, highly anticipated media device, the next-generation Zune HD PMP, coming from Microsoft later this month. The device has been officially confirmed by the Redmond, Washington-based company and is already available for pre-order for US$289.99, for the high-end model.
With the launch of Samsung's new M1 PMP, users will be offered another choice for a high-performance PMP, running on the highly appreciated Tegra processor. According to NVIDIA, there are already 50 active, Tegra processor-based devices currently in development, although specific brands and models are yet to be unveiled.