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Sanyo develops breakthrough LSI for HD DVD

Posted: 15 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:hd dvd? consumer disk system?

Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has developed what it claims to be the next-generation consumer disk system, a signal processing LSI for HD DVDs.

The company achieved on one chip, playback and recording of HD DVDs, current DVDs, and CDs. By utilizing the LSI, it is possible to lower costs and reduce the size of the HD DVD drive and HD DVD player hardware, Sanyo Electric said.

The HD DVD encoder/decoder circuit, the DVD and CD encoder/decoder circuit and the CPU were all integrated in one chip. Sanyo explained that the simplified circuitry enables the record and playback of HD DVDs, DVDs and CDs.

The newly developed HD DVD digital read channel circuit and adaptive control circuit, enables high quality signal playback for each HD DVD, DVD and CD disk.

Sanyo made the LSI size compact by integrating the DVD/CD circuit and the HD DVD circuit with the error correction circuit block. By optimizing various signal processing architectures, the company was able to achieve full backwards compatibility.

Sanyo plans to release the key component LSI to the market during the second quarter of next year. With the expected rapid proliferation of products in the consumer electronics field, HD DVD players and recorders that utilize this LSI is believed to quickly appear in the market.

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