San Jose--June 26, 1997--Chips and Technologies Inc. (San Jose) announced that its HiQVideo multimedia accelerator is a key component in the new Technote S3000 and S2500 notebook computers from Techmedia Computer Systems Corp. (Garden Grove, Calif.).
A new entry into the notebook computer market, Techmedia offers portable multimedia systems with high-end features at value oriented prices. The Technote Techmedia S3000 is based on an Intel 133-MHz Pentium processor and offers an impressive 12.1-in. active-matrix TFT SVGA color screen manufactured by Lucky-Goldstar. The Technote Techmedia S2500 shares many of the same features as the S3000, but features a 120-MHz Pentium processor and a 10.4-in. active-matrix TFT SVGA color display.
A Chips and Technologies' HiQV32 chip forms the core of the multimedia display subsystem for both notebooks, which includes 1 Mbyte video RAM, hardware-accelerated MPEG for full-screen, full-motion video display, and built-in support for Zoomed Video (ZV) port technology. HiQVideo technology provides fast Windows graphics performance, displaying 64K colors at 800 by 600 resolution. The HiQVideo-based graphics subsystem also supports simultaneous display on external CRT monitors at resolutions up to 1024 by 768.
The Technote S3000 and S2500 notebook computers each feature a graphics display subsystem based on Chips and Technologies' HiQV32 (65550) video graphics accelerator. This 64-bit PCI local bus device combines video acceleration with a high-performance graphics engine to deliver full-screen video at 30 fps. Hardware-assisted MPEG is optimized to accelerate software titles to allow smooth video playback. Separate video and graphics pipelines further reduce system processor overhead and minimize memory requirements for video and graphics color depth.
The HiQV32 accelerator delivers all the fundamental capabilities needed to run Windows-based multimedia applications. The video capture system accepts video data from either the systems bus or the video capture port that supports the ZV port technology option. This allows users to simultaneously display video streams from multiple sources and to open multiple video windows. These features are critical for advanced multimedia applications such as current MPEG1 and future MPEG2 video playback, video teleconferencing, and on-screen television through industry standard PC cards.
Chips and Technologies
San Jose, CA
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