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SoCs Tuned In To Mainstream DVD Mart

Designed for use in DVD players, the STi5519 and STi5580 system-on-chip (SoC) devices include a front-end interface, video and audio decoders, a 32-bit RISC processor, and a video digital encoder with video d/a converters. Targeting the mainstream DVD market, the STi5519 is a low-cost version of the STi5508 while the Sti5580 is an enhanced version for the mid-range DVD market. Enhanced features of the STi5580 include eight audio output channels (six channels plus a stereo pair) and DTSr decoding capability. Both devices are supported by a DVD-development platform that includes a development board and complete software stack. Prices for the STi5519 and Sti5580 are $13 and $14.50, respectively each/10,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, INC., Lexington, MA. (781) 861-2650.

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