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New platform promises hi-def and standard-def on one chip

Written by Dave Horvath @ 04 Jan 2008 16:35 User comments (2)

New platform promises hi-def and standard-def on one chip STMicroelectronics, one of the world's largest producers of system-on-chip solutions for digital TV and the world's largest supplier of silicon chips for set-top boxes has announced a new hardware platform that supports worldwide standards. The DTV150 is a new cost-saving hardware platform that provides demodulation, MPEG-2 high-definition and standard-definition decoding, full HD video processing, high quality audio, and video switching (picture-in-picture capabilities) for integrated digital TVs worldwide. This highly-integrated solution is built around ST's new STi1010 single-chip IDTV processor, which provides the capability to
use the same chip for both digital and analog broadcast decoding, and for video TV processing.
The new platform achieves a balance in the trade-off between performance and cost, giving iDTV manufacturers the ability to produce sets that meet worldwide standards, with high-quality full HD displays, while reducing the Bill of Materials.

The core of the Chipset is the STi1010 processor which operates at an 80nm CMOS process technology. This provides the unification of analog and digital on a single chip. It
supports displays up to 1080p (1920 x 1080), including full 1080i de-interlacing using ST's 3D contour sensitive de-interlacer (CSDi) to enhance picture quality. Other features of the chip include embedded HDMI, dual LVDS output and a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface for JPEG and MP3 playback, and capability for decoding AD (Audio Description), Dolby Digital, and AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) audio streams.

This new chipset will be available for manufacturers by Q2 2008.

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2 user comments

16.1.2008 7:58

The features that are being told to consumers through this article is nothing new that we have not heard about this just is another manufacturer that is bringing their version of the product out to the market.

26.1.2008 12:53

The DTV150 is a new cost-saving hardware

please re edit line cost saving to cost manupulating

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