Conexant Delivers New Imaging Solution for Advanced Multifunction Printers

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 18, 2008— Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT), a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, video, and Internet connectivity applications, today introduced a new system-on-chip (SoC) controller for advanced color and monochrome laser and inkjet multifunction (MFP) printers with copy, fax, and scan capabilities. The CX92235 integrates a high-performance Digicolor image processor that enables color copying speeds of up to 30 pages per minute. The highly integrated SoC has many features that enhance image quality, and includes support for color LCDs and connectivity options such as Ethernet and wireless networking. In addition, the fully programmable device allows manufacturers to develop multiple products with a single imaging SoC, which reduces engineering development and bill-of-material costs.

“Our next-generation imaging solution provides manufacturers with a cost-effective solution for high-performance printing appliances,” said René Hartner, vice president of marketing for Conexant’s Imaging and PC Media business. “We will continue to apply our expertise in imaging technologies to deliver industry leading hardware and firmware solutions that allow customers to differentiate their products in the high-growth MFP sector.”

The CX92235 is based on an ARM 9 core with memory management and a vector floating point processor that delivers the processing power required for high-speed imaging applications. The high-performance processor, along with additional imaging hardware blocks, enables fast raster image processing for page description languages (PDLs), which improves complex text and graphics laser-printing speeds, and is an essential feature for PC-independent printing applications. Other key features include support for tandem color laser printers and an advanced image processor based on a dual-image-pipeline architecture that automatically segments text from photos, and optimally processes the images without degrading system performance.

A complete hardware and software development kit is offered to simplify product-development efforts and allows designers to deliver product to market more quickly.

Conexant’s comprehensive imaging product portfolio includes highly integrated MFP SoCs for inkjet, laser, and photo printers. The company also offers fax SoCs and datapump solutions, and high-performance system solutions for digital photo frames.

Packaging and Availability

The CX92235 is packaged in a 329-pin ball grid array (BGA). Samples of the SoC are available now, with volume production scheduled in the second calendar quarter of 2009.

About Conexant

Conexant’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative semiconductor solutions includes products for imaging, audio, video, and Internet connectivity applications. Conexant is a fabless semiconductor company that recorded revenues of more than $500 million in fiscal year 2008. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, please visit

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