Atmel Launches New DVD-Single Chip
Atmel Corporation announced its DVD Single Chip (SoC) - AT78C4050 - based on 0.13 micron technology and capable of supporting Blue Laser and Red Laser technologies.
Atmel offers complete development platforms for Blue Laser and Red Laser OPU (Optical Pick-Up Unit), enabling customers to start system development with their own preferred OPU hardware. Development platforms include the Atmel AT78C4050 and AT78C3007 Motor Driver, Flash memory, Laser Diode Driver Integrated Circuit (LDDIC) and Photo Detector Integrated Circuit (PDIC). Complete reference design platforms including firmware and board support packages provide a complete tool for accelerated customer development.
Also available is an optional Serial ATA IC, which leverages the company's transceiver (PHY) technology. This product provides DVD-storage OEMs for developing mainstream PC DVD-storage, high-performance Set-Top Boxes and Recorder subsystems.
The AT78C4050 is available now at $8.00 in 100 unit quantities. A hardware and firmware reference design is also available.
Source: Atmel Corporation
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