PANSTERA'S NEW LCD FLAT-PANEL MONITOR PROCESSOR CHIP IS DVI-COMPLIANT.Panstera Inc., a fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab. based in Silicon Valley that provides advanced mixed-signal and complex digital-logic solutions, has introduced the DVI-compliant PT68851 flat-panel monitor processor.
The attributes of the low-cost PT68851 enable FPD manufacturers to extend the versatility and flexibility of their digital LCD displays as a result of the many value-added features incorporated into the chip.
This processor chip combines a digital receiver, on-board display adaptation and image processing within its tightly packed real estate.
The robust PT68851 is well suited for LCD FPDs and automatically scales up to an SXGA (Super XGA) A screen resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. SXGA is commonly used on standard monitors, but provides a 1.25:1 aspect ratio, compared to the more common 1.33:1 (4:3) ratio. SXGA+ has a 1400x1050 resolution, which is an exact 1.33:1 ratio. See PC display modes. display resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels or XGA display resolution (1024 x 768 pixels). Additionally, a programmable on-screen display controller supports localized character sets. Fully programmable look-up tables support brightness, contrast and gamma controls.
By complying with the DVI (Digital Visual Interface “DVI” redirects here. For other uses, see DVI (disambiguation).
The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video interface standard designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital ) standard, Panstera's chips for use with flat-panel displays and projectors are capable of serving today's requirements for high-speed, high-resolution digital displays. The company also recently introduced two DVI-compliant chipset transmitter/receiver families for applications ranging from FPDs to notebook PCs.
The DVI universal standard has been spearheaded by DDWG (Digital Display Working Group) An organization devoted to standardizing a digital interface to flat panel displays. Formed in 1998 by Intel, Compaq, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, NEC and Silicon Image, it introduced its Digital Visual Interface (DVI) in early 1999. , an industry consortium that has set the standard for the digital interface between PCs, consumer electronic devices and digital displays. The consortium is supported by the cooperative efforts of Intel (Nasdaq:INTC); Compaq (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :CPQ); Fujitsu and NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. of Japan; Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HWP); IBM (NYSE:IBM); and Silicon Image (Nasdaq: SIMG).