Currently sampling, the STm8000 single-chip, audio-video full-duplex codec is ready for applications in DVD and HDD recorders. The device touts a flexible architecture and includes state-of-the-art DVD player features. These include analog TV recording, digital free-to-air broadcast support, time shifting, DV movie transfer-to-disc, memory-card reading, DivX decoding, WMA decoding, and DVD Audio. Additionally, the device supports all DVD recorder formats, including DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM. Price is less than $25 each/10,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Phoenix, AZ. (602) 485-6100.
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