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Altera FPGA powers Sanyo home theater systems

Posted: 09 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Altera? Sanyo Electric? Stratix? FPGA? Nios II?

Altera Corp. announced that Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd is relying on its Stratix FPGAs and Nios II embedded processors to quickly and cost effectively build new home theater systems with industry-leading features and image quality.

According to the press release, Altera's programmable solutions gave Sanyo the flexibility it needed to build advanced image enhancement functions into its Projection TV and its Home Entertainment LCD Projector PLV-Z4.

The projector and TV both use a Stratix FPGA hosting a Nios II processor to implement intelligent image processing and enhancement operations that include automatic gamma adjustment, noise reduction, color management, matrix sharpness and several presentation modes optimized for specific types of content.

"Using Altera FPGAs and processors in our latest home theater products lets us deliver the most feature-rich and visually rewarding display solutions," said Kaoru Ikeda, GM of the projector business unit at Sanyo. "Altera's programmable solutions allowed the rapid development of this industry-leading product differentiation which would have been impossible with alternatives such as ASSPs, costly ASICs or traditional processors."

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