TV processor ups picture quality, adds audio features - Embedded.com

TV processor ups picture quality, adds audio features

Micronas has released second-generation of its VCT-P family of single-package flat-panel TV processors. VCT-Pro addresses the demand for bigger display sizes and higher quality. It includes all essential TV functions that contribute to A/V and PC connectivity, audio and video decoding, picture and sound quality, TV control, and an LCD panel, driven in one QFP208 package. Flash and SDRAM memory, required for a full TV system, are also integrated. This high level of integration lets OEMs realize compact chassis designs and reduce the bill of materials.

Addressing new display and picture quality challenges, the VCT-Pro includes an enhanced 2D/3D comb filter and picture quality algorithms, including the company's dynamic backlight control and adaptive contrast enhancement. It also integrates the next-generation SD/HD motion-adaptive de-interlacer.

The VCT-Pro supports sophisticated audio features such as BBE VIVA and extended audio delay-line capabilities. Further system cost benefits result from supporting spread-spectrum technology for the LVDS output signals.

Samples of the VCT-Pro, evaluation boards, development tools, and a comprehensive software package are available. More information is available at www.micronas.com/VCT-Pro/.

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