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ZiLOG MCU to power Hauppauge's TV tuner card

Posted: 31 Jan 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ZiLOG? Hauppauge Computer Works? Z8 Encore!? Flash microcontroller? MCU?

ZiLOG Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Hauppauge Computer Works, a developer and manufacturer of digital video, TV and data broadcast receiver products for PCs. The partnership will see ZiLOG's Z8 Encore! F08 Flash microcontroller (MCU) family used to power the advanced remote control functions of Hauppauge's WinTV-PVR-150 board.

WinTV-PVR is a TV tuner card for PCs, which provides consumers with a personal video recorder to watch, pause and record cable and satellite TV shows via their computer. According to the press release, it offers a cost-effective means for consumers to add television and entertainment functionality to their existing computer without the need to purchase a new multimedia entertainment PC.

In addition to supplying Hauppauge with its Z8 Encore! MCUs, ZiLOG has also provided access to its database of universal infrared (UIR) device codesets.

"The partnership with Hauppauge not only presented a great opportunity for us but also a real challenge," commented ZiLOG CEO and chairman Jim Thorburn. "Our team developed an entirely new IR engine for the Z8 Encore! Flash platform for Hauppauge, thus extending our IR offering into a secondary market other than standard UIR remote controls. We worked closely with Hauppauge to develop the WinTV-PVR series, and our superior customer service in terms of listening to customer requirements and change requests and implementing and delivering to them on time played a significant role in bringing this exciting product to market."

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