ARM, the designer of chips that see use in leading smartphones, most notably the iPhone and also iPad, is now seeing use in connected TV applications as part of a partnership with Panasonic.

Specifically, the two companies have revealed that they been working in partnership over a number of years, and will continue to partner on delivering the next generation of market-leading UniPhier SoCs for connected TV devices.

Panasonicís UniPhier MN2WS0220 SoC product for connected TV high performance uses low-power dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors running at up to 1.4 GHz (typical conditions), ARM CoreLink NIC-301 Network Interconnect and the ARM Cortex-A9 POP for Low Power (LP) process..

"Panasonic Corporation aims to provide customers with exciting multimedia solutions that combine high-quality audio and video with low power consumption, real-time processing, and secure technology," commented Yoshifumi Okamoto, Director of Corporate System LSI Division, Semiconductor Company, Panasonic Corporation, "Working with ARM allows us to deliver on the promise of an integrated platform that enables ubiquitous networking and makes services easily accessible to consumers, anytime and anywhere."

Added Tudor Brown, President, ARM: "We are delighted that the long-term relationship between ARM and Panasonic on processor cores and implementation optimisation has resulted in leading devices, such as the UniPhier MN2WS0220 SoC. Our work developing future generations of SoCs with Panasonic Corporation for use in smart TV applications is an exciting prospect."