San Jose, Calif.-- Dec. 18, 1997--Chips and Technologies, Inc. announced that its HiQVideo multimedia accelerators will be used in two new notebooksfrom the Computer Systems Division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
The new Toshiba notebooks include the Satellite Pro 480CDT and Libretto 70CT. The Satellite Pro 480CDT is Toshiba's first value-priced notebook computer to feature a 233-MHz IntelPentium Processor. The ultra-lightweight Libretto 70CT offers mini-notebook portability and functionality that goes far beyond any of today's handheld PCs.
Both of the recently announced Toshiba notebooks use high-performanceChips and Technologies HiQVideo accelerators as the core of theirpowerful video graphics display subsystems. These complete multimediadisplay solutions include one or two megabytes of video RAM,hardware-accelerated MPEG for full-screen, full-motion videodisplay, and built-in support for ZV (Zoomed Video) port technology.
Chips and Technologies' HiQVideo processor cores combine video acceleration with a high-performance graphics engine to deliver full-screen video at 30 frames/sec (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 HiQVideo 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 technologyoption. This allows users to simultaneously display video streamsfrom multiple sources and to open multiple video windows.These features are critical for advanced multimedia applicationssuch as current MPEG-1 and future MPEG-2 video playback,video teleconferencing, and on-screen television through industry standard PC Cards.
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