ZiiLabs has been showing off its 1.5 GHz dual core and quad core chips for a few months, and now the company has introduced a tablet reference design that device makers can use to build products featuring the ZMS-20 or ZMS-40 chips.
The Jaguar3 reference design doesn’t look all that different from any other Google Android tablet you may have seen. It sports a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive touchscreen display and runs Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The platform can be used for tablets as thin as 7.4mm, or about 0.29 inches, although using cheaper materilas you can still build a tablet that’s just 8.1mm (0.32 inches) thick and which weighs just over a pound.
The platform includes HDMI 1.4 output and takes advantage of the video processing capabilities in the ZiiLabs chips to deliver 1080p H.264 and VP8 video playback as well as support for OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics and Adobe Flash content.
ZiiLabs will make reference design kits available starting in October, which means we could see tablets based on the new designs early next year.