Samsung Electronics has announced a new two-chip solution targeting the high definition television (HDTV) and set-top-box (STB) market.
The company’s S5H2010 MPEG-2 decoder and S3C2800 Digital TV central processing unit (CPU) includes a 200 MHz ARM9 32-bit RISC processor core, single HD capable MPEG-2 decoder, transport demultiplexer, 2D graphic engine, display processor engine, NTSC/PAL encoder, smart card and PCI interface.
To simplify design, the S5H2010/S3C2800 chipset includes a development platform and reference design kit with production ready middleware, device drivers, application software. The initial hardware platform is built on pSOS and Linux embedded operating systems.
The S5H2010/S3C2800 chipset solution is available now in production quantities to consumer electronics manufacturers in the US and Korea.
Note: Market research firms, In-Stat/MDR and iSuppli expect the HDTV and HD STB market to reach close to 5 and 4 million boxes, respectively, by 2005. In addition, the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has mandated that all new televisions over 13 inches be digital ready by 2007.