Palo Alto, Calif.--Aug. 26, 1997--NEC Electronics Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) announced the first multimedia microcontroller design to include the Rambus Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) high-bandwidth memory interface directly on the processor.
NEC unveiled the V830R/AV "embedded multimedia superscalar RISC chip technology" at Hot Chips IX, the annual conference on high-performance chips held here.
The V830R/AV is a superscalar, general-purpose microcontroller that incorporates a number of multimedia peripherals as well as a Rambus ASIC Cell (RAC) directly on chip. The design uses the currently shipping Concurrent Rambus technology and, when coupled with a Concurrent Rambus dynamic random-access memory (Concurrent RDRAM) device, enables a peak bandwidth of 533 Mbytes/s.
The microcontroller is designed to perform real-time, full-speed, full-resolution MPEG-2 decodes and to satisfy the bandwidth requirements of applications including real-time, high-speed 3D rendered video graphics; digital video disc (DVD); speech recognition; speech, sound and music synthesis; and high-bandwidth Internet communications.
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