Handheld systems continue to do more. Two portable media players from aigo, as Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology Co. Ltd. is commonly known, support full broadcast resolution playback of RealVideo files. The aigo E898 and F965R also support a number of different audio formats, reducing compatibility issues. The Chinese company uses Analog Devices' Blackfin 52x family, partially because its power consumption goes down to 0.16 mW/MHz. Versatility is also a key design requirement in today's international marketplace, since file formats vary globally.
The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. This open-source system continues to succeed in the market and in the hearts and minds of developers. Design News will delve into this territory with next week's Continuing Education Class titled, “Introduction to Linux Device Drivers.”
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