A low-power multimedia processor for mobile applications is presented. An 80-MHz 32-b RISC with enhanced multiplier, two 20-MHz hardware accelerators with 7.125-Mb embedded DRAM for MPEG-4 visual SP@L1 decoding and 3-D graphics processing, 2-kB dual-port SRAM, and peripheral blocks are integrated together on a single chip. MPEG-4 SP@L1 video decoding and 3-D graphics rendering with a 16-b depth-buffer alpha-blending double-buffering and gouraud-shading features at 2.2-Mpolygons/s speed are realized with the help of the dedicated hardware accelerators. The architecture of the processor is optimized in terms of power consumption and performance, and various low-power circuit techniques are adopted in each hardware block. The chip is implemented using 0.18-mum embedded memory logic (EML) technology. Its area is 84 mm(2), and power consumption is 160 mW when all of the functions are activated.