Philips Electronics introduced the SAA7154 system chip solution - a video decoder, scaler and de-interlacer with picture improvements and memory-less enhanced dependent de-interlacing (EDDI) for use in liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, LCD monitors, and PC peripherals such as TV boxes.
The company also unveiled a reference design kit featuring the new SAA7154 multi-standard video decoder and LCD controller, primarily aimed at LCD, portable and automotive applications.
While supporting international TV standards, the SAA7154 provides 10-bit A/D conversion together with enhanced and adaptive 2D 2/4 line comb filter video decoding capabilities, integrated and more sophisticated scaling algorithms, as well as more versatile vertical blanking interval (VBI) data processing features such as closed captioning and V-chip processing.
Additional key features include support of High Definition (HD) component video aptitudes, greater robustness with VCR signals and optional direct control of LCD panels. The SAA7154 also offers high-end picture improvement techniques such as fleshtone correction and color transient improvement for optimum picture quality.
Mass production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2004.