LSI Logic today announced that it is addressing the needs of the high-volume DVD playback market with its newest products, the single-chip LSI Logic ZiVA(TM)-6 DVD player family of system processors. The sixth-generation ZiVA-6 family consists of fully integrated system processors that include the MPEG processing and front-end servo logic for a cost-effective DVD player solution. The ZiVA-6 family supports emerging DVD features, such as SACD (Super Audio CD) playback and a PCMCIA interface for wireless connectivity or Flash media support, bringing new content into one device in the living room. To reduce manufacturers' risk and time-to-market, LSI Logic offers the ZiVA-6 family as part of a complete manufacturing kit (ZiVA-6MK).
To differentiate DVD products, the ZiVA-6 family provides features for standard DVD players, DVD home theatre in a box (HTiB) and new, networked digital DVD devices. The ZiVA-6 processor family supports the latest in high-quality audio content, including DVD-Audio and SACDs. With thousands of titles now available, SACD -- supported by Philips Electronics and Sony -- is increasing in number of titles and popularity because it gives consumers exceptional sound quality that accommodates more than four times the information of the current CD format. The integrated SACD support and direct S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) input, combined with ZiVA-6-supported audio formats (DVD-Audio, MPEG-1, MP3, Dolby Digital(TM), Dolby ProLogic(TM), DTS, HDCD and WMA), gives manufacturers the ideal solution for DVD HTiB. Karaoke and Phantom Surround(TM) sound are also available through the ZiVA-6 family of processors.
For networked digital DVD products, the ZiVA-6 family integrates a PCMCIA interface that enables personal digital content, such as JPEG photos and MP3 files, to be shared with the DVD player via Flash media or an 802.11 wireless connection. With these features, consumers can obtain content directly from their digital cameras or wirelessly from their home PC to enjoy in the comfort of their living rooms. In addition, ZiVA-6 provides the highest quality progressive scan for a clearer viewing experience with its TrueScan(TM) technology.
The ZiVA-6 family integrates all the front-end and back-end functions of a DVD into a single chip, including MPEG processing, servo logic and audio and video DACs. Leveraging this integration, the ZiVA-6MK (manufacturing kit) reduces risk, time-to-market and BOM costs. The ZiVA-6MK supports multiple loaders and OPUs (optical pick-ups) for design flexibility. The complete manufacturing kit features a slim-line chassis design and includes the ZiVA-6 processor, a loader and motor driver, as well as all the literature and software to quickly and easily get DVD products to market. This solution reduces the total BOM for a DVD player to less than $30.
Pricing and Availability
Samples of both the ZiVA-6 DVD system processor and the ZiVA-6MK will be available to qualified customers this quarter. Pricing for the processors is less than $10 in volume quantities.