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Ref design provides needed functionality for flat-panel IDTVs

Posted: 01 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LSI Logic? Micronas? IDTV? processor? demodulator?

LSI Logic Corp. and Micronas are announcing a qualified reference design that promises to provide all of the functionality required for a high-quality, feature-rich, flat-panel integrated digital TV (IDTV).

The reference design is said to give TV manufacturers a stable, proven platform that enables them to quickly and cost effectively get to market with a range of ATSC IDTVs. To address this market, LSI and Micronas have combined their ICs, resulting in a qualified and field-tested reference design. The concept is based on the LSI DoMiNo DMN-8833 ATSC decoder processor, the Micronas DRX-H ATSC/QAM demodulator and the Micronas VCT-P all-in-one flat-panel TV processor.

Together with the LSI field-proven IDTV ATSC software stack, the solution enables a fast-track upgrade for existing VCT-P customers and offers all of the audio and video functionality required for a full-featured and cost-effective IDTV.

The LSI DMN-8833 decodes SD and HD content (up to 1080i) in compliance with the ATSC specifications and decodes audio in compliance with the Dolby Digital CE and MPEG-1 layer 2 specifications.

The Micronas VCT-P all-in-one solution for flat-panel TV offers scalable features and excellent picture and sound performance, suiting a wide range of LCD-TV screen sizes and segments as well as mainstream plasma TV, said the press release.

The IDTV reference design solutions are now sampling to qualified customers and will be presented by Micronas at IFA 2006.

- Marty Gold

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