If you're designing an IDTV processor for the ATSC market, consider using a recently released qualified reference design jointly developed by LSI Logic Corp. and Micronas.
This reference design targets high-quality,-feature-rich, flat-panel integrated digital TV (IDTV). It gives TV manufacturers a stable, proven platform that enables them to quickly and cost-effectively get to market with a range of Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) IDTVs.
Additionally, the reference design is based on the LSI DoMiNo DMN-8833 ATSC decoder processor and IDTV ATSC software stack, as well as the Micronas DRX-H ATSC/QAM demodulator VCT-P allinone flat-panel TV processor.
The solution is ideal for designers who are upgrading their existing VCT-P designs. It offers all of the audio and video functionality required for a full-featured and costeffective IDTV including:
- The ability to process, decode, and display ATSC content, including handling for HD (to 1080i)/SD and analog signals
- Advanced signal processing algorithms to improve video quality
- Decoding surroundsound audio, including Dolby Digital CE and MPEG-1 layer 2.
The IDTV reference-design solutions are sampling now to qualified customers via Micronas' wholly owned subsidiary Ikonvergenz. The production-ready ATSC IDTV platform is available to TV makers who want their own solution immediately.