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Set-top boxes and DTVs soon to get 60 FPS and 1080p decoding

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 May 2007 19:59 User comments (3)

Set-top boxes and DTVs soon to get 60 FPS and 1080p decoding Silicon Image has announced that CeRoma, a leading manufacturer and designer of system-on-a-chip (SoC) for digital video broadcasting has decided to integrate a new Multistandard High-Definition Video Decoder (MSVD-HD) IP core in a chip for set-top boxes and DTVs.
Silicon Image boasts that the MSVD-HD is currently the only IP core that can decode a1080p at 60 FPS "video stream at low clock speeds."

“The MSVD-HD IP core is capable of decoding two different HD video streams concurrently, so now, only one IP core is required in the set-top-box, video player or digital TV SoC,”
said Ron Richter, director of HDMI IP Products at Silicon Image. “Silicon Image can now provide semiconductor companies with immediate access to the latest video standards using our MSVD-HD IP core technology, enabling quick time-to-market, low-cost and low-power implementations.”

The MSVD-HD IP core has very low power consumption and has an integrated solution for current HD video decoding standards, namely H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1.

“We chose Silicon Image’s MSVD-HD core for a number of reasons – its Full HD video and content capabilities, the smallest gate-count, and extremely low frequencies,” said Uri Avimor, vice president of research and development with CeRoma. “More importantly, integrating this IP core into our library will allow CeRoma to develop the most advanced set-top box and DTV products, while providing a very quick time-to-market delivery at attractive low costs.”


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3 user comments

11.6.2007 19:22

This would be good depending on how low the cost of the product would be?

28.6.2007 22:29

Does anyone remember why TV was originally broadcast at 30fps?




It's because it's GOOD ENOUGH! Human eyes can't tell the difference if you up the frame rate, so 60 is a TOTAL WASTE. Just like HD-TV, HD-DVD, & HD-radio. They have NOTHING to do with the audience's entertainment; they're ONLY there to add the ability to restrict playback.

328.6.2007 5:43

You know the technology game, through around some fancy numbers, and everybody starts to drool.

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