SigmaTel's new digital photo frame reference design

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SigmaTel announced a new digital photo frame reference design based on its STDC7150 image processor system-on-a-chip. These reference designs are designed to give customers the advantage of lowering material costs and bringing products to market faster, enabling them to pre-empt in the fast-growing digital photo frame market. Digital photo frames have become an innovative category of consumer products for home and office, displaying millions of images taken daily by digital cameras and camera phones.

The SigmaTel STDC7150 reference design supports 5 – 12-inch LCD displays in different sizes, and retailers can eventually sell digital photo frames for less than $100. The STDC7150 combines a high-performance hardware image processor with an advanced 32-bit RISC processor to support powerful digital processing and general system functions such as networking. In addition, in terms of system scalability, the STDC7150's USB2.0 high-speed host interface can connect multiple peripherals to provide an upgrade for system functions such as WiFi and Bluetooth.

Peter Morris, Vice President and General Manager of SigmaTel Imaging Systems, said: "The STDC7150 design solution provides a strong advantage for SigmaTel customers who are entering the digital photo frame market and expanding their product lines. SigmaTel has always focused on providing system solutions. The STDC7150 Digital Photo Frame Reference Design is in line with our strategy."

SigmaTel's digital photo frame reference design enables a full-featured photo frame application that can be easily integrated by customers. Its features include:
 Customizable trademark user interface  Automatic and manual slideshow playback 幻灯片 Slideshow interval and conversion effect settings  Support for built-in NAND flash memory 图像 Image rotation, copying and erasing 图像 Image panning and zooming  From the PC via the Hi-Speed ​​USB device interface Quickly download images 播放 Play back images from USB flash drives and digital cameras in a slideshow via the Hi-Speed ​​USB Host/PTP interface  Support a variety of flash cards, including CF, SD/MMC, xD, Memory Stick, and SmartMedia

The photo frame features available for expansion include:
 Support WiFi 802.11b/g
获得 Get RSS images from online image services  Future Bluetooth supports camera phone image transmission

A number of STDC7150-based digital photo frames from SigmaTel partners are available now and come with different reference designs. The STDC7150 system-on-a-chip solution is available now.