Santa Clara, Calif.--March 23, 1998--Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT; Santa Clara) announced that its RV4640 MIPS RISC microprocessor powers Videosurfer's TV-TOP digital set-top box, which allows consumers to access interactive online services using their televisions.
Videosurfer's TV-TOP box offers Internet access, video conferencing, and data sharing features. The consumer can use a telephone line or an ISDN connection to access online information with input from either a telephone keypad or an infrared wireless keyboard.
The recently enhanced 3.3-V IDT RV4640 operates at 180 MHz and achieves more than 235 dhrystone MIPS performance and 90 million multiply/accumulate (MAC) operations per second. The processor combines a true internal 64-bit execution core with a 32-bit bus interface and supports greater than 260-Mbyte/s bandwidth to help achieve the lowest possible system cost. Many of the platform's functions, such as audio and video decoding, are handled in software rather than hardware.
The enhanced 180-MHz, 3.3-V IDT RV4640 microprocessor in a 128-pin plastic quad flat package (PQFP) is currently available for $34 each in 10,000-piece quantities. The 150- MHz, 3.3-V version is also currently available in a 128-pin PQFP and is priced at $27 each in 10,000-piece quantities.
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