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Zoran Launches Next Generation Digital Processors for OEMs

Zoran Corporation announced the availability of its Quatro 4305 and 4310 digital processors for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of laser printers, multifunction printers (MFPs) and scanners.

These newest additions to Zoran's Quatro line of digital processors are the industry's most highly integrated solutions, enabling OEMs to achieve a significantly lower bill of materials (BOM). At the heart of each processor is a high-performance ARM9(TM) family CPU core for managing print languages and network protocols and a QuatroR DSP core for high-quality image processing functions. The QuatroR 4305 and 4310 processors include Ethernet and USB interfaces, a memory card interface, laser clock generator, laser pulse width modulator, real-time clock, and scanner analog front-end.

"Zoran's Quatro 4305 solution is optimized for use in printers, while the Quatro 4310 is targeted for use in MFPs and scanners. Both solutions are cost-effective platforms with the processing power required to run IPS(TM), Zoran's print description language (PDL) interpreter firmware. PDLs continue to be a key requirement for the networked office equipment market since they help OEMs meet their customers' compatibility requirements," said Neil Epstein, senior director of product marketing, Zoran's Imaging Division. "OEMs have the option to choose the processor that best meets the level of functionality and performance required for various product line models."

"Zoran is a leading provider of printing solutions and customers look to us to develop powerful and practical Quatro solutions to address the rapidly growing segments of the laser market, particularly color and MFP devices," said Simon Dolan, senior vice president and general manager, Zoran's Imaging Division. "Zoran's Quatro 4305 and 4310 processors directly target these evolving markets and meet the cost and performance requirements of leading OEMs."

To help OEMs reduce time-to-market Zoran also offers a complete development platform that is common across Zoran's Quatro family of processors.

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