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Silicon Optix Announces the Realta Chip

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by cj, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. cj

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    For those of you who don't read AVS: -

     
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    You can read the AVS thread at: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?threadid=444349

    And now, some shameless, but well-deserved, self-promotion:

    INSIGHT MEDIA
    Home Theater analyst awards Realta/HQV
    “best buzz” of CEDIA

    GARY MERSEN
    Sound & Vision, The Perfect Vision
    and other top publications
    “Most Important New Company: Silicon Optix with its Teranexprocessor-
    on-a-chip. Silicon Optix has taken a $60,000+ broadcastquality
    scaler and shrunk it onto a single chip, claiming an
    outstanding one trillion calculations per second. I expect to hear a
    lot more about this advanced chip, to be installed into HDTVs and
    processors, in 2005.”

    ROBERT HARLEY
    Editor-in-chief, Perfect Vision
    “Most Significant New Product or Technology: The Silicon Optix
    Realta HQV image-processing chip. Based on declassified spy-satellite
    imaging technology, the $60k Teranex Xantus processor makes DVDs
    look better than HD. Now Silicon Optix has put the same computing
    power and image-processing algorithms from the Xantus into a single
    chip, the Realta HQV. Expect to see the Realta in a wide range of
    video displays, from plasma to rear-projection to front projection. The
    bar on video processing is about to be raised big time.”

    MIKE WOOD
    Digital TV
    “It was one the most impressive presentations
    CEDIA! I was skeptical at first, but after seeing
    action – I was really, really amazed… it was
    of the show, in my humble, but correct opinion.
    was interesting that as SO launched a major
    against Faroudja and Faroudja had their smallest
    presence at the show, ever.”
     
  3. Joe Fernand

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    Hello both

    So when's its going to be available and will there be a stand alone processor or is this purely aimed at the 'buried inside' market?

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS What's a 'fabless semiconductor company'?
     
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    Yup.

    When will we see a box built around this?

    Gerald.
     
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    http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Fabless_semiconductor_company
     
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    Cheers Laura

    Cool word site - is there anything in there about Inefficient 'AV System Designers' with not enough hours in the day ;)

    Best regards

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    Hello.

    Thank you Laura for the 'fabless' definition. It's essentially outsourcing the manufacturing aspect of a chip company. It allows for more efficent deployment of capital (opposed to dropping $2 billion on a factory).

    We launched at CEDIA and had a company called Algolith show off their product with the Realta chip. It's a stand alone processor with all the power of the Realta supercomputer (teraOPs!) and HQV algorithms. It might even include their celebrated Mosquito Noise Reduction.

    (Remember, the paradigm-shift with Realta isn't just superior PQ; programmability means that OEMs can add/subtract/tweak any algorithms they want...)

    And yep, it'll be geared primarily towards the "buried inside" market. Formal product announcements will begin to pour in next month. But have no fear, there will be a variety of other HQV products, like standalones, PCI cards, DVD players, etc.
     
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    HQV

    Sounds good - I hope you'll keep us updated on this side of the pond.

    I guess the Algolith products going to be a tad more expensive than a VisionHDP or iScanHD+ then - seeing as the Mosquito's already 3K (USD).

    So a single chip and lots of 'licensed' features the OEM's can buy into (or not)! Of course the end users will complain if they don't get the full compliment of features in every product with the Realta/HQV logo on the tin :)

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Joe,

    As far as I know Algolith will initially offer two similarly-priced boxes, Mosquito and Dragonfly. I believe the next generation box will have both MNR and HQV algorithms...

    You're right, OEMs can choose to use the HQV algos or not; but you just can't compete with the Teranex (HQV) algos... :)

    Yes, different products can have different functionality, but the HQV logo symbolizes the highest level of PQ so I don't think consumer unhapiness will enter this picture.

    Cheers!
     
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    I like the idea of a PCI card....:)
     
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    Or even a software plugin you can use with Zoomplayer or TT. :)

    Gary.
     
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