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Product Overview

The ZMS processors redefine the landscape for high-performance, low-energy computing. The latest ZMS-20 combines ZiiLABS' proven Stemcell media processing array with dual 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore to deliver stunning 1080p high profile video playback, immersive OpenGL ES 2.0 gaming, HD video calling and a rich desktop browsing experience including Adobe Flash player support.

With multi-core application acceleration and dynamic power management for longer battery life the ZMS processors deliver efficient, high-performance computing across a broad range of devices, from Tablets and Smartphones to video conferencing and digital home solutions.

The latest ZiiLABS processors featuring Stemcell Computing include:

  • ZMS-40 : Quad 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A9 + 96 Core Stemcell Array
  • ZMS-20 : Dual 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A9 + 48 Core Stemcell Array
  • ZMS-08 : 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 + Stemcell Array
Stemcell Media Processing Array

The media-processing array, based on ZiiLABS' unique Stemcell Computing architecture, offloads the ARM CPU to provide high-efficiency, multi-format video, graphics, image processing and programmable compute acceleration.
  • Flexible, high compute density SIMD architecture
  • Low-power design
  • Supporting a wide range of optimized CODECs
  • Accelerated OpenGL ES 1.1 and 2.0 3D graphics
  • 2D Graphics, blending and compositing
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Xtreme Fidelity X-Fi Audio
  • Fully programmable with OpenCL
ZMS Media-Rich Applications Processors
ARM CPU Core

The low-power ARM CPU subsystems provide high-performance application processing, leaving the array to perform the specialized heavy-lifting media processing tasks. This combination results in an optimal system design that maximizes available CPU cycles without compromising media performance.
ARM CPU Core

The low-power ARM CPU subsystems provide the high-performance application processing, leaving the array to perform the intensive media processing tasks such as 1080p H.264 encode and decode, OpenGL ES 2.0, 2D graphics and composting. This combination results in an optimal system design that maximizes available applications CPU cycles without compromising media performance.
Rich Peripheral Integration

A rich suite of integrated system peripherals and interfaces minimize overall system costs and design footprint.
  • 64/32-bit Memory Bus (MDDR, LP-DDR2, DDR2 and DDR3)
  • Multiple HD Video I/O Ports
  • Multiple USB 2.0 ports
  • SD/SDIO/MMC/CE-ATA
  • Rich serial connectivity; I2S, I2C, GPIO, SPI, UART
  • NAND and NOR
  • Internal Boot ROM
  • General Interface Bus
  • HDMI HDTV transitter
  • Analog SD/HD TV encoder


Integrated features differ across the range of ZMS processors. See the individual product specifications for more details.