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Low cost digital video decoder chip

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CIRRUS Logic, represented by Braemac , has unveiled a multi-functional digital video decoder chipset, the CS98200, for the high-end DVD player, DVD receiver and digital video recording market.

With six 10-bit video DACs, the CS98200 offers manufacturers of DVD products a robust set of features in a highly integrated, cost-effective solution to help them introduce feature-rich, cost-reduced advanced home entertainment products.

Highlighting the chipset's exemplary full-featured audio support, the CS98200 features eight-channel DVD-Audio capability that is fully compliant with DVD Forum specifications.

DVD Audio is an emerging digital audio specification that promises improved sound quality and multi-channel sound compared to traditional two-channel CD technology.

The CS98200 also supports Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Digital, AAC, WMA and DTS compression standards, all with post-processing bass manager support, as well as MP3 support.

The CS98200 also supports the Kodak Picture CD application.

The CS98200 boasts two 32-bit RISC cores that provide enough processing power ¨C each producing 180 million instructions per second (MIPS) or 360 total MIPS ¨C for virtually every known consumer feature today, as well as many potential features in the future.

It also sports a 32-bit audio digital signal processor running at 180 MIPS.

The CS98200's built-in second-generation progressive scan technology is designed to provide improved, sharper picture quality.

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