Campbell, CA--May 28, 1996--Zilog Inc. (Campbell, CA) introduced the Z86129 TV controller family, a peripheral series that decodes TV broadcast signals to implement violence blocking and other data extraction functions.
As an ad-on peripheral to the main TV controller, members of the Z86129 family (Z86129, Z86130, and Z86131) can be used as dedicated stand-alone Line 21 decoders for closed-captioning, extended data services (XDS), violence blocking, or automatic clock setting.
All three family members act as "smart data slicers," extracting only the specific information required to implement automatic clock setting, violence blocking, closed-captioning, or XDS. The smart slicer feature reduces the real-time processing burden of the host controller and simplifies the design time.
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