Philips introduced its Nexperia™ semiconductor reference design for the industry's fastest DVD+R/+RW recorders available for the PC market today. DVD recorders based on the new reference design will allow consumers to record a complete DVD+R disc in less than five minutes at speeds of up to 16x.
The reference design, powered by Philips Nexperia chipsets and software, also features the recording of dual-layer DVD+R media, which virtually doubles the data storage capacity on a DVD disc from 4.7 Gigabytes (Gbyte) to 8.5 Gbyte.
Targeting the PC market, Philips Nexperia DVD Data Recorder reference design is based on a two-chip solution,and is fully programmable. Furthermore, the dual-layer DVD+R media supported by Philips reference design is compatible with existing DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives commercially available today.
Philips Nexperia DVD Data Recorder reference design consists of Philips Nexperia PNX7860E DVD processor with embedded codec, microcontroller, controller and host interface, along with the TZA1047HL analog pre-processor. The reference design is built in conjunction with Philips optical pickup unit (OPU), which leads the OPU industry with lower power lasers for 16x based on Philips' patented beam shaper technology.
The Nexperia DVD Data Recorder reference design is based on the Philips PNX7860E and TZA1047HL. The reference design is scheduled to be in volume production during the first half of 2004.