LSI Logic Corporation (Milpitas, CA), a leader in multimedia processing for the Digital Home, today introduced its second-generation, single-chip DVD recorder system processor based on the company's successful and field-proven DoMiNo architecture. The DiMeNsion 8602 (DMN-8602) device is in mass production and immediately available to consumer electronic manufacturers seeking to deliver cutting-edge DVD recorders while reducing overall system costs.
"LSI Logic has been a leader in this new and rapidly growing market since its inception, with its previous generations of processors already designed into numerous DVD recorder models," said In-Stat/MDR Senior Analyst Michelle Abraham. "The success story continues with the second-generation, single-chip DVD recorder processor that provides manufacturers additional opportunities to increase market share. With the DVD recorder total available market expected to grow to 9 million units in 2004, manufacturers need to be ready today with full-featured, cost-effective solutions."
The DMN-8602 leverages the industry-leading integration of the DiMeNsion 8600 (DMN-8600, the industry's first single-chip DVD recorder solution) that has been designed into consumer products from customers such as Apex Digital, JVC, Lite-On IT, LG Electronics, Samsung, and Zenith. DMN-8602 further integrates an NTSC/PAL TV encoder and a USB controller, and requires only a single unified memory subsystem. The integration of these functions into a single chip reduces design complexity and provides system designers with a considerable savings on the overall bill of materials (BOM). The DMN-8602 reduces up to $20 in system costs compared to the previous-generation, which was already an industry leader, having enabled $399 and $299 DVD recorder price points in 2003.
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DMN-8602 Key Features
Unified memory subsystem and integrated NTSC/PAL TV encoder for reduced BOM costs
Integrated USB controller that allows for connectivity with digital still cameras, digital audio players, and printers, for the viewing, listening, archiving, and printing of JPEGs or video or audio files.
Integrated DV codec with Direct Digital Dub technology that simplifies the transfer of personal digital content from a camcorder to DVD over FireWire, with one-touch control via a single remote.
Playback of MPEG-4 video.
DoMiNoFX video-processing technologies such as TrueView Pro and TrueScan Pro and the richest feature set for DVD recording, playback and archiving.
Fully software compatible with the previous-generation products, fully preserving customers' software investments.
Furthermore, the integration of the complete audio and video systems, CPU, and graphics engine onto a single chip makes DMN-8602 one of the most comprehensive and cost-competitive DVD recordable solutions in the market today.
The DMN-8602 is available now to qualified customers at less than $25 in high volume.