London--May 20, 1998--VLSI Technology, Inc. (San Jose) launched four new products,expanding the company's ViSTA (VLSI Integrated Set-Top Architecture).
One of the VLSI chips, the VES1848 return channel modem adds an option for two-way interactive communications to digital cable set-top boxes.
The VES1900 MCNS digital cable front-end interface chip enables reception of U.S.-standard MCNS digital cable signals in cable set-top boxes. The VES1900 joins the VLSI VES1820 (DVB-C standard) chip in the ViSTA product line to cover both U.S. and European digital cable standards.
The VES9600 DVB-T digital terrestrial front-end interface chip adds digital terrestrial (over-the-air) reception capability to the ViSTA '98 architecture. Digital terrestrial broadcasting will start soon in Europe, with the U.S. scheduled to transition toall-digital broadcasting by 2006.
The CAS2043 PC-based satellite data plug-in board was developed by VLSI's wholly-owned Comatlas subsidiary. The board allows reception of satellite-born data and video signals in computers running Microsoft Windows.
In addition to IC products, the ViSTA '98 platform also offersthe Horizon application prototyping-development board andapplication software development tools compatible with popularprogramming languages and real-time operating systems.
VLSI Technology, Inc.
San Jose, CA
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