|Infineon Brings Camera Functionality to Mid-Range Mobile Phones|
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 [Source: Infineon]
[Infineon's P2002+ platform uses object-oriented design together with man-machine interface to allow manufacturers to adapt existing software to a variety of handsets. ]
Munich -- Infineon Technologies announced at the 3GSM World Congress 2004 show in Cannes availability of its new camera multimedia platform that brings camera functionality, polyphonic-ring tones, color displays and Java capability to mid-range mobile phones. Featuring all hardware and software components required for camera-capable phones, the new P2002+ platform offers numerous benefits for mobile phone manufacturers with respect to time-to-market, functionality and adaptability.
The P2002+ platform, which was selected by Panasonic for one of its new mobile terminal devices, meets the requirements of mobile phone manufacturers worldwide for an easy-to-integrate and cost-effective solution by offering more flexibility for their future phone designs. The P2002+ platform was selected by Panasonic for one of its new mobile terminal devices. Camera-capable mobile phones equipped with platform P2002+ are already commercially available.
After design-in, the P2002+ platform has the potential to reduce the development time of mobile phones and their derivatives by 25 percent to 50 percent, which is typically an average of three to six months. This is because the P2002+ platform features an APOXI (Application Programming Object-Oriented Extendable Interface) framework together with an APOXI reference MMI (man-machine interface) and pre-integrated applications. These enable the user interface, such as keyboard, language, display, to be independent from the hardware. Whereas in the past, manufacturers of mobile phones had to develop the software, in addition to the hardware platform, for every new phone, today the existing software can be used for different phone variants and easily be adapted to future needs. This allows the development teams of mobile phone manufacturers to simultaneously develop more design variants. The Java capability of the P2002+ platform enables mobile phone manufacturers and network operators to offer entertainment and gaming features that are either pre-installed or can be downloaded from the Internet after sales.
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