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Encyclopedia > XGP Mini

The XGP is a portable video game system created by the Korean company GamePark as the follow-up to its GP32 handheld. Initially announced in 2005 [1], the XGP was finally announced in March 2006 along with the release of the similar XGP Mini [2] and the XGP Kids. A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Game Park is a Korean company responsible for creating the GP32 and XGP. GP32 Hardware and Design // History Foundation Founded in 1996 in Korea, Game Park entered the industry through government money. ... The GP32 (GamePark 32) is a hand held console built by the Korean company GamePark. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The XGP is one of two successors to the GP32 handheld console. The other is the GP2X, which was created by Gamepark Holdings, a separate company that split off from GamePark in early 2005 and which consists of all but one of the engineers responsible for the original GP32. The GP2X is an open-source, Linux-based handheld game console and media player created and sold by GamePark Holdings of South Korea. ... GamePark Holdings is a Korean company responsible for creating the GP2X that was founded by former employees of the game maker GamePark. ...


While the GP32 was only available in select markets (Korea and parts of Europe and Asia), or had to be imported, it is thought that the XGP will be marketed worldwide.

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Design

The XGP Handheld video game system
The XGP Handheld video game system

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The ability to use Linux on it has been officially announced, as well as Windows CE and Gamepark's own minimalistic operating system GPOS. The system is designed for multimedia content such as movies, MP3s, and the mobile television standard T-DMB. It features a 4" 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio screen with a display resolution of 480 x 272. Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a computer operating system. ... Windows CE (sometimes abbreviated WinCE) is a variation of Microsofts Windows operating system for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. ... Game Park is a Korean company responsible for creating the GP32 and XGP. GP32 Hardware and Design // History Foundation Founded in 1996 in Korea, Game Park entered the industry through government money. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a popular digital audio encoding and lossy compression format, designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent audio, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio to most listeners. ... ... The aspect ratio of an image is its displayed width divided by its height (usually expressed as x:y). For instance, the aspect ratio of a traditional television screen is 4:3, or 1. ... Display standards comparison The display resolution of a digital television or computer display can be an ambiguous term especially as displayed resolution is controlled by different factors in picture-tube (CRT) and flat panel or projection displays using fixed picture-element (pixel) arrays. ...


The XGP Mini's specifications are similar to the XGP's, but it is much smaller than the XGP (much like the Game Boy Micro as compared to the Game Boy Advance). In contrast to the XGP, it features no wireless connectivity and half the DDR SDRAM at 32MB. Game Boy Micro is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. ... The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. ... In computing, a computer bus operating with double data rate transfers data on both the rising and falling edges of the clock signal, effectively nearly doubling the data transmission rate without having to deal with the additional problems of timing skew that increasing the number of data lines would introduce. ...


The XGP Kids is technically the same as the GP32 and will be competely comptatible with GP32 software. It is intended to be relatively inexpensive and to give a chance to those who missed out on the GP32 (which had a limited production run) to get something very much like a BLU+. The XGP Kids, like the XGP Mini, will have a smaller screen (at only 2.2 inches) than the XGP and GP32.


Specifications

XGP

  • Screen: 480*272, 1.6 million colors, 4 inch TFT LCD, Widescreen (16:9) aspect
  • Main CPU: ARM920T 266 MHz
  • OS: Updated GPOS, Linux, and possibly a WindowsCE "option" as well.
  • Graphics Accelerator: 1.5 million polygons per second (OpenGL ES supported)
  • Sound: 64Polys 44.1 kHz, 16 bit stereo sound
  • Network: WiFi - 802.11 b/g, WiBro
  • NAND Flash Memory: 64 MB
  • RAM: 64MB DDR SDRAM
  • Storage: Secure Digital card
  • Battery: Built-in Rechargeable Lithium ion battery
  • Other Features: TV-Out, USB 2.0, open sdk
  • Customer Target Price: 300$

XGP mini The ARM architecture (originally the Acorn RISC Machine) is a 32-bit RISC processor architecture that is widely used in a number embedded designs. ... Linux (also known as GNU/Linux) is a computer operating system. ... OpenGL ES (OpenGL for Embedded Systems) is a subset of the OpenGL 3D graphics API designed for embedded devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, and video game consoles. ... Wi-Fi (or Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi), short for Wireless Fidelity, is a set of standards for wireless local area networks (WLAN) currently based on the IEEE 802. ... IEEE 802. ... WiBro (Wireless Broadband, Korean: 와이브로) is a wireless broadband internet technology being developed by the Korean telecoms industry. ... A 512 MB SD Card Secure Digital (SD) is a flash memory memory card format used in portable devices, including digital cameras and handheld computers. ... Stack of Rectangular A&TB 1050mAh Prismatic Li-ion Cells LGQ863448H. Lithium ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-Ion) are a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in consumer electronics. ...

The XGP-Mini
The XGP-Mini
  • Screen: 2.2" 320*240, 256k colors, 4:3.
  • Main CPU: ARM920T 266 MHz
  • OS: GPOS
  • Graphics Accelerator: 1.5 million polygons per second (OpenGL ES supported)
  • Sound: 64Polys 44.1 kHz, 16 bit Stereo sound
  • NAND Flash Memory: 64 MB
  • RAM: 32MB DDR SDRAM
  • Storage: Secure Digital card
  • Battery: Built-in Rechargeable Lithium ion battery
  • Other Features: USB 2.0, open sdk
  • Customer Target Price: 150$

XGP kids Image File history File links Xgpmini. ... Image File history File links Xgpmini. ... The ARM architecture (originally the Acorn RISC Machine) is a 32-bit RISC processor architecture that is widely used in a number embedded designs. ... OpenGL ES (OpenGL for Embedded Systems) is a subset of the OpenGL 3D graphics API designed for embedded devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, and video game consoles. ... A 512 MB SD Card Secure Digital (SD) is a flash memory memory card format used in portable devices, including digital cameras and handheld computers. ... Stack of Rectangular A&TB 1050mAh Prismatic Li-ion Cells LGQ863448H. Lithium ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-Ion) are a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in consumer electronics. ...

  • Screen: 2.2" 220*176, 65k colors, 4:3.
  • Main CPU: ARM940T 140 MHz
  • OS: GPOS
  • Sound: 64Polys 44.1 kHz, 16 bit Stereo sound
  • Storage: Secure Digital card
  • RAM: 8MB DDR SDRAM + 2MB NOR Flash
  • Storage: Secure Digital card
  • Battery: 2 AA Batteries
  • Other Features: USB 1.1, open sdk

The ARM architecture (originally the Acorn RISC Machine) is a 32-bit RISC processor architecture that is widely used in a number embedded designs. ... A 512 MB SD Card Secure Digital (SD) is a flash memory memory card format used in portable devices, including digital cameras and handheld computers. ... A 512 MB SD Card Secure Digital (SD) is a flash memory memory card format used in portable devices, including digital cameras and handheld computers. ...

References

  • Official GamePark product page for the XGP
  • Engadget: XGP 2005 report
  • Engadget: 2006 XGP and XGP Mini announcement

External links

  • GamePark - official website
  • GP32X - English community news and forums for all Gamepark handhelds
  • GP32Spain - Spanish news and community website
  • GP32Club - French news and community website
  • GP32 In Russia - Russian news and community website
  • gp2x.info | gp2x and xgp forums - Info, news and development forums.

 
 

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