Freiburg, GermanyMicronas announced the FRC-Q, its fifth generation of motion estimation/compensation (ME/MC) frame-rate converters, delivering Real Motion experience on Full HD 1080p LCD, PDP and OLED TVs.
Designed for the 120Hz FHD flat-panel TV segment, the FRC-Q in a single-chip configuration generates 120Hz video, and in a two-chip parallel configuration generates 240Hz video from 50/60Hz video content or 24 fps movie sources.
In addition to improving video performance, the FRC-Q was architected to minimize system costs. Memory requirements have been reduced to a single DDR2 DRAM. The FRC-Q has also been designed with lower power consumption, eliminating the need for a heat-sink, which enables integration into today's ultra-thin flat-panel TVs. Finally, the FRC-Q has a simplified high-level command interface to quickly interface to a variety of host CPU software architectures.
Micronas' latest frame-rate converter can drive large LCD panels directly. LVDS interfaces on both inputs and outputs reduce cost and pin-out and the reduced electrical noise improves signal quality throughout the design. The low-noise behavior is further enhanced by the use of spread-spectrum clocks throughout the IC.
Pricing: $14.50 in volume quantities.
Availability: The FRC-Q is sampling to qualified OEMs now. Mass production will start in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Datasheet: Click here.