Press Release

Solomon Systech introduces MagusCoreTM

High Performance Dual-Core Multimedia Processor for Portable Multimedia Devices

(Hong Kong – July 23, 2008) Solomon Systech today announced the MagusCoreTM SSD1933 multimedia processor packing an ARM926EJ-STM core and an AV-DSP core on a single chip. The SSD1933 is suitable for applications such as mobile digital TV (MDTV), portable media players (PMP), personal navigation devices (PND), smart mobile phones and mobile internet devices that demand a low-cost, high performance solution for power-sensitive multimedia devices.


“The SSD1933 is the first processor platform in our MagusCoreTM family,” said Jose Lau, Vice President, Marketing, Solomon Systech. “It is the most flexible and complete solution to serve the mobile consumer market. Its flexibility enables uniqueness in each end product designs. While supporting in a complete solution, the SSD1933 allows our customers a fast design cycle and advances end products’ time-to-market.”


Dual-core Architecture
The dual-core distributed architecture of SSD1933 is optimized to deliver superior performance yet ultra-low power consumption in multimedia acceleration compared with the traditional single CPU approach. The AV-DSP core offloads the ARM core from computation-intensive multimedia processing to extend battery life and free the CPU for general purpose applications and OS support.

Mobile Digital TV
The SSD1933, with support of the high-performance AV-DSP core, is capable of decoding video in MPEG-2 standard up to D1 (720×576) resolution at 30fps. Combined with the MPEG-2 Transport Stream Interface (TSI), the SSD1933 offers the ideal solution for multi-standard mobile digital TV. The SSD1933 also supports a wide range of video formats including H.264, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, RMVB and H.263 up to D1 resolution to provide a rich multimedia entertainment experience.

With its broad array of peripheral connectivity, including SD/SDIO/MMC, USB 2.0 OTG, MLC NAND Flash and mobile DDR SDRAM, the SSD1933 is highly flexible to meet any design constrains. In addition to a camera interface and 24-bit LCD interface, the SSD1933 integrates a 10-bit NTSC/PAL encoder for high-quality video and photo capture and playback.

  Application examples: mobile digital TV, PMP, PND and digital PhotoFrame



Availability of SSD1933

The SSD1933 is now available. Customers interested in ordering the SSD1933 please contact our local sales office listed on the Solomon Systech website at or email us at