Single-chip solution that will reduce costs and simplify development of midrange LCD TVs

Mar 23, 2005

Leveraging its expertise in the global TV market, Royal Philips Electronics today announced a single-chip solution for midrange LCD TVs. Designed to make it easy for manufacturers to build cost-effective, competitive LCD TVs, Philips' TDA15600 includes advanced picture improvement capabilities as well as all of the basic features expected in a midrange LCD TV. It is the perfect complement to Philips' portfolio, which includes the single-chip TDA15500 for low-end LCD TVs and the PNX5000 for advanced picture improvement for high-end LCD TVs. The TDA15600 will further help manufacturers bring LCD TV to the Connected Consumer - meeting their individual preferences for feature set and cost.

The LCD TV market is growing rapidly, with iSuppli projecting the market to grow from 8.6 million units shipped in 2004 to 36.7 million units shipped in 2008. Philips has designed the TDA15600 to help its customers succeed in this highly competitive global market. With its high level of integration, the single-chip solution offers the lowest bill of materials for midrange LCD TVs. The ready-to-manufacture reference design enabled by the single-chip solution will also help manufacturers reduce costs by speeding development time and lowering manufacturing costs. At the same time, the solution offers advanced picture improvements to help manufacturers achieve the optimal price/performance ratio for the market.

"Philips is committed to developing advanced semiconductor solutions to help bring LCD TV to the Connected Consumer," said Jos Klippert, marketing director for LCD TV solutions at Philips Semiconductors. "Our investment in this area has led to the development of single-chip solutions which provide the ideal building blocks for manufacturing LCD TVs with enhanced picture quality, meeting the industry's drive for lower cost."

Philips' TDA15600 supports the midrange LCD TV market and screen sizes of up to 30 inches with a number of features for optimal picture quality. This includes advanced picture improvement de-interlacing with edge-dependent de-interlacing (EDDI), detail adaptive noise reduction and the option of integrated 3-D comb functionality. Other features of the TDA15600 include video decoding, sound processing, control, teletext and a scaler.

Availability

Samples of Philips' TDA15600 will be available in Q2 2005, with volume production to begin in Q1 2006. Philips will also introduce a production-ready design based on the TDA15600 to further simplify development of midrange LCD TVs. This will be available in Q3 2005.

Explore further: Google searches hold key to future market crashes

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Google searches hold key to future market crashes

10 hours ago

A team of researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have developed a method to automatically identify topics that people search for on Google before subsequent stock market falls.

Lenovo's smart glasses prototype has battery at neck

12 hours ago

China's PC giant Lenovo last week offered a peek at its Google Glass-competing smart glass prototype, further details of which are to be announced in October. Lenovo's glasses prototype is not an extreme ...

Amazon launches 3D printing store

15 hours ago

Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects.

User comments : 0