LSI Logic revealed a new hard disk drive (HDD)/DVD recorder system processor. The LSI Logic DiMeNsion(TM) 8652 (DMN-8652) is the company's
second-generation, single-chip device based on the
field-proven DoMiNo(TM) architecture.
The DMN-8652 is designed to help manufacturers offer combination recorder models by addressing the performance
and design requirements needed to enable the increasingly popular features of
digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD recorders.
According to In-Stat/MDR, the combination HDD/DVD recorder total available market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 90% through 2007.
Supporting the same industry-leading integration that made the LSI Logic DMN-8650 the industry's first single-chip, HDD/DVD recorder system processor, the DMN-8652 further integrates a second dedicated ATAPI port, an NTSC/PAL TV encoder, video DACs and a USB controller, and offers the following features:
-- Two independent ATAPI interfaces allowing simultaneous,
hardware-accelerated access to a DVD recorder drive and a hard disk
-- Concurrent operation of timeshifting (pause, rewind and fast-forward of
live television) while archiving programs from hard disk to DVD;
-- Faster-than-real-time copy, transcode, and transrate operations between
HDD and DVD recordable medium;
-- MPEG-4 video technology playback;
-- DoMiNoFX(TM) video-processing technologies such as
TrueView(TM) Pro, TrueScan(TM) Pro and PerfectView(R) Pro enable high quality video for DVD recording, playback and archiving;
-- Integrated DV codec with Direct Digital Dub(TM) technology simplifies
the transfer of personal digital content from a camcorder to DVD over
FireWire, with one-touch control via a single remote; and
-- Software compatibility with previous generations of LSI Logic
The DMN-8652 is available now to qualified customers at less than $28 in high volume.