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Simplify HD-application designs with dual-channel video converters

Santa Clara, Calif. — National Semiconductor Corp.'s dual-channel adaptive video converter is the first device in a new family of converters for high-definition digital television (HDTV) screens up to 1920 x 1080p resolution, including LCD, plasma and rear-projection television.

Other applications for the converter include audio/visual receivers, video processing boxes, DVD recorders, up-conversion DVD players, HD recorders that utilize Blu-Ray and HD-DVD format discs, personal video recorders and set-top boxes.

The converter accepts PC graphics, as well as standard- and HD digital video inputs. It then processes them to produce high-quality output in any desired standard video format up to 1080p resolution with a 60-Hz frame rate. It contains one full-quality 3-D video pipeline and one secondary pipeline that perform scaling to support picture-in-picture and thumbnail functions. Extensive noise-reduction functions, contrast enhancement and color re-mapping enable optimum image rendering. The TwinD architecture provides simultaneous output of a primary, high- or standard-definition data stream and a secondary, standard-definition version of the same data stream, allowing easy implementation of a monitoring or time-shifting function.

Sampling now, the AVC2510 comes in a 240-pin PQFP, and it is priced at $49 each in 1,000-piece quantities.Click here for the AVC2510 data sheet.

National Semiconductor , 1-800-272-9959, www.National.com.

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