Tokyo, Japan, 16th November 2005: Imagination Technologies, a
leader in system-on-chip intellectual property (SoC IP), announces the
immediate availability of the PowerVR MSVDX HD-video core. PowerVR
MSVDX is a multi-standard high definition video decoder core enabling
HD-DVD / Blu-ray decode and HD-Broadcast reception with maximised
video-quality. Imagination provides a full range of technologies for
HD-video applications. These technologies are going to be the battle
ground for impressing customers with the next wave of HD screens.
MSVDX supports up to 1080i/1080p and 2048x1024 resolutions and may be
configured to support either single streams or up to four multiple
streams. The decoder supports the wide range of decode standards
including: H.264 (to High Profile), WMV9 (to Main profile), VC1 (to
Advanced profile), MPEG-2 (Main profile), MPEG-4 (to Advanced simple
profile), DivX (Certified), and JPEG. MSVDX can be configured with any
subset of these standards, enabling effective management of codec
Says David McBrien, VP business development,
Imagination Technologies: “PowerVR MSVDX goes from video stream
reception, through decode, to produce the final picture without the
requirement for any processing workload on the host processor other
than frame buffer management and basic housekeeping. With the broadest
range of supported standards, a small silicon area and comprehensive
supporting IP for image enhancement or HDTV baseband MSVDX is the prime
choice for HDTV silicon devices.“
provides a comprehensive range of HDTV image technologies. Its Display
IP includes scalable display pipelines supporting PIP, overlay,
advanced de-interlacing and image enhancement enabled by IP including
the PowerVR TVE digital TV encoder, the PowerVR PDP pixel display
pipeline family and the PowerVR IEP Image Enhancement Processor. MSVDX
can be combined with Imagination Technologies’ encode IP to create a
highly integrated and effective HD-codec solution.
is also suitable for handheld video devices, such as personal media
players, where its advanced block and register level clock gating
implementation and small silicon area ensure low power consumption. The
design has been optimised to further reduce power by enhancing the
ratio of the design that can benefit from register level clock gating.
error recovery is enabled with logic to increase resilience to errors
on reception of a corrupted bit-stream. A micro-controller within the
stream manager enables high level error recovery while low level
activity monitors quickly detect and lock up error conditions.
PowerVR MSVDX design is available as a soft IP macro coded in VHDL with
full documentation, Synopsys Design Compiler scripts and VHDL
simulation test benches. The core is synthesizable at a minimum of 150
MHz in 0.13 um process.
‘World standard’ Digital TV
Technologies can provide end-to-end HDTV IP. The comprehensive TV
platform from Imagination Technologies enables extremely rapid
time-to-market for multi-standard SoCs targeting HD and flatpanel TVs.
Technologies’ Universal Communications Coprocessor (UCC), a Software
Defined Radio (SDR) platform which is dominant in digital radio
implementations, makes a single television capable of receiving
terrestrial, cable and even WLAN transmissions cost effective for
television set manufacturers.
The META multi-threaded core
enables an efficient system solution covering all the embedded
processing requirements in a digital TV application. This includes the
audio processing via the high performance DSP capability of META. The
core also enables the TV’s general purpose functions, such as, user
interface, protocol stack and operating system.
Source: Imagination Technologies Press Release
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