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Highly Integrated DVD Chip Now Includes An MP3 Codec

Said to be the industry's most advanced DVD chip, the ZiVA-5 DVD system processor builds on ZiVA architecture and integrates a number of new features, including full DVD-Audio, an MP3 audio codec, progressive-scan output, Internet application circuitry, and more.
The ZiVA-5 integrates a new 150-MHz, 32-bit SPARC CPU that can issue both integer and DSP instructions. It also contains a 32-bit, 2-D multi-plane graphics engine, TrueScan high-quality field-adaptive de-interlacer, a programmable NTSC/PAL/ 480P video encoder with interlaced and progressive scan support, and a flexible bus interface. ZiVA-5 will be available in two versions: ZiVA-5X for full-featured DVD and ZiVA-5M for mainstream DVD products. In volume quantities, the 5X is priced at $22.50 and the 5M is priced at $16.50.


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