Dallas, TX (Nov. 5, 2003) -- Enabling new types of portable and home entertainment devices, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduces two mixed signal video decoders, including the industry's lowest power, smallest size device available on the market. The high performance video decoders convert NTSC, PAL and SECAM video into digital component video in both portable and high volume, as well as high quality and high-performance applications including personal video appliances, digital televisions, handheld consumer electronics and mobile phone --TV's.
As the only decoder solution of its size and power on the market, the TVP5150 enables new products such as video capture devices and portable personal video recorders. With power consumption at 115 milliwatts (mW) in typical operation, and the industry's smallest footprint at 32-pin thin quad flatpack (TQFP), applications for the TVP5150 include PDA's, Notebook/PCs, cell phones, MPEG4 video players and USB-powered video devices.
"TI's video decoder, the TVP5150, has enabled us to provide consumers with a simple, easy way to archive home movies direct to disk via one simple USB connection to the users' PC," said Mike McCoy, president for ADS Technologies. "The chip's low power consumption was key to our decision to work with TI, as it is the only semiconductor manufacturer offering a video decoder that eliminates the need for an additional USB power supply."
Targeting the high quality, high-performance video applications, the TVP5146 is well suited for the high growth DVD recordable (DVD-R) market, and will also be integrated into PVR/DVR, LCD TV and monitor, digital TV and video capturing devices. The TVP5146 is very flexible with 10 video inputs and SCART support. Additionally, the digital video decoder includes a 5-line adaptive comb filter for best in class Y/C separation and four 10-bit, 30-MSPS analog-to-digital converters for superior noise performance.
"Enabling new classes of products, the TVP5150 and TVP5146 are examples of TI's dedication to build solid solutions for an ever-increasing wired and portable consumer electronics market," said Ron Richter, worldwide marketing manager for TI's mixed signal video. "Our decoders allow consumer electronic manufacturers to deliver the small form factor that consumers demand without compromising quality and performance. TI continues to demonstrate its vast experience and commitment to the consumer electronics market as it drives to add a video decoder with 3DYC to our product line for volume production in the first half of 2004."
The TVP5150 and TVP5146 are high performance mixed signal video decoders that convert base-band analog NTSC, PAL and SECAM video into digital component video. The TVP5146 supports composite, S_Video, YPbPr and RGB inputs. The TVP5150 supports two composite or one S-Video input. Both video decoders support Macrovision copy protection detection.