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Zoran processor brings HDMI to DVD systems

Posted: 29 Jul 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:zoran? hdxtreme dvd upscaler? high definition multimedia interface? hdmi? vaddis solution?

Zoran Corp. introduced its HDXtreme DVD upscaler with High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) as a companion to its seventh generation Vaddis DVD solution.

"This solution enables HDMI to become a standard feature on DVD systems," said Dr. Jinxiang (Gene) Liu, VP and GM of Zoran's DVD division. "This technology should accelerate the adoption of HDTVs since it allows consumers to view high-definition quality video from standard-definition DVD players, and to enjoy all their digital photos at HD resolution in their family room."

The HDXtreme and Vaddis 7 enable consumers to enjoy DVD video and digital photos at high definition resolutions. The output can be digital via HDMI or analog via the 160MHz DACs. "Our [Zoran's] HDXtreme solution offers the OEM an optimized system design, enhanced performance, and quick solution for upscaling DVD video to high definition resolutions," Liu added.

The Vaddis 7

Vaddis 7 is DivX certified, and supports all versions of DivX video, MPEG-4 advanced simple profile (ASP) and DVD-Audio decoding, broadening the range of content supported. Additional advanced features are enabled, including a direct interface to various Flash Memory Cards such as Memory Stick, Secure Digital (SD), Compact Flash, Smart Media and others. Zoran said that the flexibility of the Vaddis 7 makes it an ideal solution for standalone DVD players, combos (DVD+VCR, DVD+TV, DVD-Receivers) and portable DVD players.

The HDXtreme (ZR36721) is offered in an 80-pin quad flat pack. A complete reference design based on the new upscaler and the Vaddis IC is available to qualified manufacturers.

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