MANHASSET, N.Y. Zoran Corp. and the Thomson Tuner Group have developed a digital-to-analog reference design that enables CRT makers to integrate, decode, and display digital television feeds compliant with the A-74 standard set by the ATSC committee.
The design is based on Zoran’s (Sunnyvale, Calif.) SupraHD 640 digital television processor and Cascade 2 demodulator, and the ATSC tuner from Thomson (Paris, France).
The reference design can also be used by set-top box manufacturers to quickly build converter boxes that enable existing analog TV sets to receive digital terrestrial broadcast stations. The design includes advanced development tools and a royalty-free operating system.
"Thomson is committed to the United States market and hence it was important to launch tuner products to meet guidelines as laid out in the A-74 recommendations by the ATSC," said Fabrice Corbin, marketing manager of Thomson Tuner Div., in a statement. "Our collaboration focused tremendously on guaranteeing reliable reception."