NEC Electronics has released the "μPD64015A," a video decoder LSI able to convert both NTSC and PAL format analog video signals to YUV or YCbCr format digital signals, and to carry out three-dimensional (3D) Y/C separation in both formats.
The company insists the full-support of these key analog television signals will boost
efficiency in development and production. "This LSI liberates video manufacturers from
changing design by area, to which the product is shipped," boasts a company's spokesperson.
NEC Electronics expects the LSI to be used in thin-panel TVs, HDD recorders, DVD recorders
and the like.
The latest product is a successor to the μPD64012 video decoder LSI released in June 2004.
The μPD64012 could also convert both NTSC and PAL format analog video signals to YUV or
YCbCr format digital signals, but 3D Y/C separation was only available in the NTSC format.
The latest product also features analog output and video test signal output capabilities.
The analog output capability enables CRT-based TVs to use this LSI. The test signal output
capability is used to test if the end product can render images properly during the
manufacturing process. The company explained additional test signal generators will be no
longer needed, if this LSI is used.