Monday, April 3, 2006

TI Integrates Four Video Decoders on Single Chip

Texas Instruments introduced a new analog-to-digital (A/D) video decoder that combines four independent video decoders into a single chip. With its high level of integration, the new TVP5154 quad A/D video decoder simplifies layout and saves up to 25 percent in board space over previous products. In addition, each channel of the TVP5154 features a programmable horizontal/vertical (H/V) scaler that can offload processing from associated video processors, giving developers additional headroom for value-added algorithms.

The new device targets the security and surveillance market, where TI sees demand for the inexpensive format conversion of video captured by traditional analog cameras. Accepting two composite inputs per decoder for a total of up to eight separate camera inputs, the new chip converts NTSC, PAL and SECAM formats to digital video output streams.

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