Golden-i™ is a revolutionary wireless (Bluetooth and WiFi) headset which delivers a familiar 15 inch diagonal PC display, virtually 18 inches from the users eye when highly mobile. Golden-i can actively interface remotely with up to seven host devices at one time and provides an active noise cancelled natural speech recognition interface in the noisiest industrial environment. Golden-i readily accepts input from conventional host device interfaces such as keyboards, touch screens and a wireless mouse.
The advanced technology supported by Kopin on Golden-i is based on the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP3530 applications processor and Microsoft’s Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Operating System (OS).
Ittiam’s novel multi-core video implementations utilizing the processing power of the TMS320C64x+™ and ARM® Cortex™-A8 of the OMAP™ 3 processor enables streaming video at resolutions of standard definition (D-1) 480p (720 x 480 at 30 fps) for MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP), WMV9 Main Profile (MP) and H.264 Baseline Profile (BP); the most widely used video decoders in the industry, while also performing AAC and WMA™ audio decoding. Support for video industry standards enables the Golden-i user to retrieve content from a MicroSD card, stream video from a host device or directly from the Internet. All other Golden-i functions typically rely on the ARM Cortex-A8.
The audio and video decoder functions, along with associated file parsers, are available as highly optimized DirectShow™ filters on the Windows CE® OS, allowing easy integration of multimedia capabilities into applications through the DirectShow framework.
Several adaptations have been made at the Ittiam ready-to-use Board Support Package (BSP) level to drive Golden-i’s peripheral hardware with a feature set supporting Kopin's Cyber Display, 6 Axis Solid State Head Tracker, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, WiFi b/g and active noise cancellation requirements. Ittiam’s expertise enabled rapid realization of the required drivers and system software to enable specific peripherals and interfaces. Thanks to the differentiating feature of the Ittiam BSP, a new Golden-i hardware unit can be brought up straight from assembly house, all necessary software uploaded and have the application run with just a MicroSD card, avoiding the need for separate JTAG or serial port based programmers.
“World leading codecs and multimedia system expertise from Ittiam, coupled with the performance of the TI OMAP3530, enables Kopin to achieve on-the-fly D-1 (720 x 480p 30 frames per second) streaming video when Golden-i user’s are highly mobile and actively engaged, delivering unparalleled convenience and increased individual performance,” said Jeffrey Jacobsen, Golden-i Program Manager. “Being able to stream and playback nearly any available video content with seamless DVD quality video is a must for enterprise and industrial activities.”
“Ittiam is proud to be part of such an innovative product development, integrating game changing technology from several world leading technology companies.” stated Rohit Bhuva, Vice President of Business Development at Ittiam Systems. “We firmly believe Kopin’ s Golden-i to be the essence of a new hands-free mobile computing and communications paradigm – spontaneous access to information, a familiar PC experience and the ability to remotely control the devices, machines and networks all around us.”
Golden-i Dev Kits are now being shipped. Golden-i headsets will be showcased and demonstrated in the Motorola booth (#8A51) at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain on February 15th – 18th.
For further information on Golden-i, please contact:
Golden-i Customer Field Trial Participation:
Jeffrey Jacobsen, Golden-i Program Manager, 831-636-5556 or JJacobsen[.]kopin.com.
News Media Relations:
Lauren Howe, Account Executive RDW Group, Inc. 401-553-5106 or lhowet[.]rdwgroup.com.
About Ittiam Systems Private Limited
Ittiam Systems Private Limited (ittiam.com), headquartered in Bangalore, India, is a technology product company singularly focused on digital signal processing systems in media and communication. The company operates through its network of offices and representatives around the world. Ittiam's customers include Fortune 100 companies and are distributed across U.S., Europe, Japan and Asia. Since 2004 the company has been consistently rated as the ‘World’s Most Preferred DSP IP Supplier’ in the annual surveys conducted by Forward Concepts Incorporated. In 2005 Ittiam had been selected by Red Herring into the top 100 private companies in Asia. In February 2007, Ittiam received the NASSCOM India IT Innovation Award, a prestigious recognition.
Kopin Corporation (kopin.com) produces lightweight, power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) that are revolutionizing the way people around the world see, hear and communicate. Kopin has shipped more than 30 million displays for a range of consumer and military applications including digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and night vision systems. The Company's unique HBTs, which help to enhance battery life, talk time and signal clarity, have been integrated into billions of wireless handsets as well as into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin's proprietary display and HBT technologies are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending.
About the Texas Instruments Developer Network
Ittiam Systems is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected, well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog and digital technology. The Network provides a broad range of end-equipment solutions, embedded software, engineering services and development tools that help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun.
Kopin and Golden-i™ are trademarks of Kopin Corporation. OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments. All others brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.