New Reference Design Highlights Consumer Availability Roadmap for 4K
ANAHEIM, CALIF., June 19 /CNW/ - Continuing to drive innovation in the
image processing market, Gennum Corporation (TSX:GND) showcases the most
advanced processing for large screen displays this week at InfoCom 07.
Leveraging its popular VXP technology, Gennum is demonstrating an image
processing solution to drive 4096x2160 pixel (4Kx2K) displays, highlighting
the commercial opportunity for displays that provide a dramatically more
detailed image than can be realized on current high definition televisions
(HDTVs), plasmas, computer screens or digital projection systems. Gennum's new
reference design is the first commercially available solution for 4Kx2K
"The 4K display has been eagerly anticipated by professional video and
industrial display manufacturers for its unprecedented image resolution," said
Craig Thompson, director, image processing products for Gennum. "As the movie
industry moves to 4K technology, we are definitely seeing a desire to
accelerate the commercial availability of this technology. Our VXP 9450s are
able to deliver the performance required and enable these manufacturers to
begin commercial designs."
Reference Design Delivers 4Kx2K Performance Today
While previous industry demonstrations of 4Kx2K have used custom
processing solutions, often utilizing multiple field programmable gate arrays
(FPGAs) to manage the complexity, today's demonstration uses Gennum's new
4Kx2K reference design, incorporating two of Gennum's popular GF9450 image
processors to power the display. The GF9450s, powered by VXP technology,
provide full motion-adaptive deinterlacing, professional quality scaling up to
4Kx2K, frame rate conversion and various image enhancement technologies such
as 3D noise reduction, compression artifact reduction and detail enhancement.
The low power of the GF9450, under 3.5 watts, is also key to emerging 4Kx2K
displays as it will eliminate the need for a fan to cool the device, which is
increasingly required for high bandwidth image processors. This makes it
possible for Gennum's solutions to be incorporated into the small footprint of
flat panel display electronics while delivering the processing bandwidth and
image quality expected of very high resolution displays.
Gennum also disclosed its roadmap for a single chip solution that
delivers the performance necessary for 4K displays. The integrated,
single-chip processor is expected in Q4'07, enabling consumer availability as
soon as 2H'08. 4Kx2K delivers roughly four times the resolution of today's HD
displays, making it highly desirable for advanced home theatre equipment, such
as front and rear projectors and emerging LCD displays.
The move to wide quad eXtended graphics array (WQXGA) displays is also
highly desired for industrial display applications such as command and control
monitoring, industrial design and medical imaging equipment. With Gennum's
reference design, manufacturers can begin design and implementation of a
commercial solution for their WQXGA and 4Kx2K applications.
Pricing and Availability
The RDK9450-4K reference design is available for sampling in August 2007.
Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) is a leading designer and manufacturer of
semiconductor solutions for the global video, data communications and audio
markets. A winner of a Technical Emmy(R) award for advances in high definition
(HD) broadcasting, Gennum's broad portfolio of products and technologies
include image processors, video timing and transport products, ICs for optical
transceivers, backplane interconnects and low power digital signal processing
(DSP) solutions. Gennum is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global
design, research and development and sales offices in Canada, Japan and the
United Kingdom. www.gennum.com
Emmy(R) is a registered trademark of the National Television Academy
Gennum, the Gennum logo and VXP are registered trademarks of Gennum
Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their
respective owners. Gennum Corporation, 2007.
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