| Toshiba Launches Single Chip Solution for Back-End System
of Digital Televisions
8 August, 2002
Tokyo--Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has integrated the key LSIs for the back-end system of digital televisions in a new single-chip solution, TC81240TB. The new LSI brings together upgraded versions of Toshiba's CPU and MPEG-2 decoder for digital TVs, along with the company's graphics LSI and a second CPU to maximize system efficiency.
The new LSI processes signals compressed by MPEG-2 technology and reproduces high definition motion pictures and sound. Built-in interfaces, including USB, support connection to other digital consumer products.
The second CPU, developed with Toshiba's Media embedded Processor (MeP) technology, is a configurable processor that is used to control MPEG-2 decoding for enhancement of overall system operation.
Samples of the new LSI are now available at 8,000 yen. Mass production is slated for this summer at monthly 50,000 units. Evaluation tools including reference boards and driver software are available.
Background of Development
Digital broadcasting is the future of television. In Japan, broadcasting satellite (BS)-based digital broadcasts started in December 2000, and the 110 communication satellite (CS)-based digital broadcasting follows. Terrestrial digital broadcasting will start in 2003, and provide a further stimulus to a total transition to digital system. Toshiba initially supported digital TV makers with three ICs for the back-end system of digital receivers that are now integrated in TC81240TB.
Outlines of New LSI
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