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Micronas PCIe Reference Design Tunes/Decodes H.264 At HD Quality
Launched as the first HD-quality dual tuner/decoder design, the MicHognose 2D-X reference design enables HDTV on PC-based satellite receivers, allowing OEMs to integrate affordable H.264/AVC and VC1 content delivery on PCs, media centers, and home theater systems. Each channel of the design supports DVB-S and the latest DVB-S2 standard. It supports watching and/or time-shifting one program while recording another, and a streaming media decoder supports additional applications on the same system such as HDTV, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, streaming internet video, and IPTV. The kit includes BOM, full schematics, Gerber files, and driver binaries.
Santa Clara, CA.
(408) 625-1200.

Key Components
The DeCypher DHM8100A streaming media decoder and the nGene APB7202 PCI Express architecture work together on MicHognose 2D-X to deliver two channels simultaneously. With all decoding functions realized in the DeCypher hardware, it does not burden the CPU and is compatible with either integrated graphics controllers or external graphics adapters. Power consumption is minimized, enabling the low-noise operation that is essential to any device operating in a living room environment. The nGene architecture is capable of transporting two compressed and one uncompressed HDTV channel over PCI Express, going far beyond the bandwidth offered by conventional PCI slots. nGene is certified by the PCI-SIG to be PCI Express 1.0a compliant.


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