New Motorola Module Technology Puts DTV On Standard Televisions; TVs, VCRs and Set-Top Boxes with Motorola's Affordable M-DTV Technology Puts DTV in Front of Consumers.PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 1999--
Consumers will now be able to receive digital television (DTV (Digital TeleVision) Transmitting TV using digital signals. The major DTV standards are ATSC (North America), DVB (Europe) and ISDB (Japan). All three use MPEG-2 video compression and Dolby Digital audio compression. DVB and ISDB also include MPEG audio compression. ) and high-definition television high-definition television (HDTV)
Any system producing significantly greater picture resolution than that of the ordinary 525-line (625-line in Europe) television screen. Conventional television transmits signals in analog form. (HDTV (High Definition TV) A set of digital television (DTV) standards that offer the highest resolution and sharpest picture. Although some HDTV sets are available in standard (rather square) screen sizes, the overwhelming majority of sets are wide screen, which eliminates ) broadcasts using affordable digital set-top boxes and DTVs, enabled by Motorola's cost-effective new MCT See Microsoft certification. 5100 M-DTV(TM) module.
The first product to integrate all of the functionality required to convert digital TV signals to the existing standard definition format, the M-DTV module is designed to increase the precision and clarity of the picture and enhance the audio of today's televisions.
"Motorola's M-DTV module makes digital television available to consumers, providing higher-quality video and audio at competitive prices that they're willing to pay," said Bob Stokes, Director of Operations, Digital Television Operations, Motorola.
The MCT5100 M-DTV module integrates Motorola's 8-VSB demodulator See demodulate.
A device used to recover the original modulating signal from a modulated wave. A demodulator is also known as a detector. , the MCT2100, MPEG decoder Software or hardware that decompresses and renders MPEG-encoded data. Because MPEG uses lossy compression, the decoded images are not 100% identical to the original. In most cases however, the differences are not easily detectable. See MPEG. and controller to implement a complete Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) An international digital television (DTV) standard adopted by the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Argentina. ) digital television. MCT5100 M-DTV accepts analog IF input and features Dolby Digital(R) 5.1 channel audio data output, various video output formats and a serial control port.
"There are more than 20 million analog TVs sold in the U.S. each year, and the M-DTV module will allow manufacturers to leverage their experience in analog TV, as well as offer a digital TV at an attractive price," Stokes said.
Using Motorola's M-DTV module, manufacturers of televisions, VCRs and set-top boxes will be able to design low-cost alternatives to expensive HDTV sets. Currently, a monitor capable of showing a full high-definition picture in 16:9 aspect ratio may cost from $3,000 to $10,000, and set-top boxes that receive DTV broadcasts start at about $700. The M-DTV module was specifically designed to address the cost of the design and production of DTVs and set-top boxes and the development effort to bring a new DTV to market.
Motorola has moved the difficult processing and control of DTV to the module, allowing manufacturers to integrate the module into existing analog TV chassis with minimum changes to the existing design. Once the analog chassis modifications are complete, the M-DTV module can be installed
Samples of the M-DTV module are available to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and partners beginning in November, and production quantities will be available in early 2000.
As the world's no. 1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA(TM) solutions which enable its customers to create new business opportunities in the consumer, networking and computing, transportation, and wireless communications markets. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $7.3 billion (USD USD
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Motorola is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1998 were $29.4 (USD) billion.
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