Genesis Microchip Announces New ''Cortez Plus'' Single Chip, Enhanced LCD TV Controller With HDMI.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
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Genesis(R) Microchip Inc. (Nasdaq:GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) The European term for a global satellite-based radio navigation system. See Galileo. ), a world leader in the development of image processing image processing
Set of computational techniques for analyzing, enhancing, compressing, and reconstructing images. Its main components are importing, in which an image is captured through scanning or digital photography; analysis and manipulation of the image, accomplished technologies for flat-panel monitors, TVs and other consumer display products, today announced the availability of its latest member of the Cortez family of controllers, the FLI8548. This single-chip, enhanced LCD TV controller features advanced Faroudja DCDi Cinema(TM) video processing, a worldwide 3D comb filter and an HDMI receiver. The new controller is being publicly demonstrated at the 2006 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The FLI8548 offers 10-bit processing, supports displays with resolutions up to 1080p and is ideal for global TV manufacturers as it supports worldwide LCD TV standards. It can also be used as part of a digital TV solution that requires exceptional video processing due to the advanced algorithms of the Faroudja DCDi Cinema(TM) technology suite. A derivative product, the FLI8538 controller, is also available with the same features as the FLI8548 but excludes the integrated HDMI receiver.
"Building on the success of the Cortez product family which is currently in mass production worldwide, the FLI8548 Cortez Plus controller offers key feature additions and improvements for both analog and digital TVs," said Raphael Mehrbians, Genesis Microchip's senior vice president of Product Marketing. "Because of its firmware and hardware compatibility with other Cortez products, the FLI8548 offers global TV manufacturers a seamless migration for their new mainstream and premium flat-panel TV models."
The FLI8548 offers several other advanced image and video processing features including:
--ACM-3D color management technologies to provide superior color and luminance The amount of brightness, measured in lumens, that is given off by a pixel or area on a screen. For example, dark red and bright red would have the same chrominance, but a different luminance. control over programmable regions
--Integrated 3D worldwide video decoder with VBI See vertical blanking interval. slicer and closed captioning, teletext teletext: see videotex.
A broadcasting service that transmits text to a TV set that has a teletext decoder. It uses the vertical blanking interval of the TV signal (black line between frames when vertical hold is not adjusted) to transmit about a hundred decoder applications
--Integrated 16 analog inputs, including SCART Scart or SCART
Electronics a plug-and-socket system which carries pictures and sound, used in home entertainment systems support
--Firmware and hardware-compatible with other Cortez family products
For more information regarding the FLI8548 or the FLI8538 please visit our site at http://www.gnss.com/prod_fp_tv.phtml.
About Genesis Microchip
Genesis Microchip Inc. (Nasdaq:GNSS) is a leading provider of image processing systems enabling superior picture quality in flat-panel TVs and a variety of consumer and PC-display products. Featuring Genesis Display Perfection(R) technologies and Emmy award-winning Faroudja(R) video technologies, Genesis system-on-a-chip solutions are used worldwide by display manufacturers to produce visibly better images across a broad array of devices including flat-panel displays, digital TVs, projectors, A/V receivers and DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. players/recorders. The Genesis technology portfolio features analog and mixed signal system-on-a-chip design, DCDi(R) by Faroudja deinterlacing, TrueLife(TM) video enhancement, IntelliComb(TM) video decoding and includes over 185 patents. Founded in 1987, Genesis supports its leading brand-name customers with offices in the U.S., Canada, India, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Japan and Singapore. For more information about Genesis Microchip Inc. or Genesis Display Perfection technologies, please visit www.gnss.com.
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