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Atmel rolls latest DVD-SoC

Posted: 07 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:atmel? dvd single chip? soc? at78c4050? blue laser?

The AT78C4050 DVD-SoC from Atmel Corp. is touted to be the industry's highest level integrated optical system based on 0.13?m technology. This new Soc is capable of supporting Blue Laser and Red Laser technologies.

"Atmel's DVD-SoC is an advanced architecture taking advantage of a partial response, maximum likelihood (PRML) read channel which uses advanced mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP), optical disc controller, servo logic and two 32-bit embedded microprocessors offering superior performance, scalability, integration and power efficiency for DVD-Recorder applications," said Mehdi Bathaee, GM for Atmel's network-storage group.

Atmel offers complete development platforms for Blue Laser and Red Laser OPU (Optical Pick-Up Unit), enabling customers to start system development with their own preferred OPU hardware. Development platforms include the AT78C4050 and AT78C3007 motor driver, Flash memory, laser diode driver IC (LDDIC) and photo detector IC (PDIC). Complete reference design platforms, including firmware and board support packages, provide a complete tool for accelerated customer development.

"This technology enables us to reduce risk, accelerate time-to-market and produce cost effective solutions that can span multiple product generations. Such technologies include portable recorders and digital DVD-camcorders. This product is especially ideal for high performance and cost-sensitive applications," Bathaee added.

The AT78C4050 is priced at $8 in 100-unit quantities. A hardware and firmware reference design is also available, as well as an optional Serial ATA IC, which leverages the company's transceiver technology.

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