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Samsung Uses ATI Chips In DLP TVs

Markham, Ontario – Samsung Electronics has selected ATI Technologies’ Xilleon 226 and Theater 313 integrated chips for its new line of high definition DLP rear projection televisions, ATI announced.

These DLP HDTVs will use the Xilleon 226 integrates into a single chip audio, video and graphics processing and I/O (input and output) capabilities. Included are a 300MHz MIPS central processing unit (CPU), dual-high-definition capable MPEG decoder, audio decoder, dual display engine, 2D and 3D graphics engine, conditional access, transport demultiplexers, PCI, USB, and hard disk drive interfaces.

The chip also features spatial-temporal adaptive deinterlacing for video output.

The Theater 313 incorporates incoporates a universal quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) forward data channel (FDC) receiver and a BTSC/Dual FM demodulator and decoder. The chip is configurable to operate in either the ITU-J.83B/SCTE DVS-031 compliant 64 QAM or 256 QAM modes used by digital cable systems, the NTSC analog system, or the ATSC compliant 8VSB mode used in digital terrestrial broadcasting.

For digitally modulated input signals (QAM or 8VSB), Theater 313 outputs a parallel or serial MPEG compliant transport stream.

The chips will be incorporated into the following Samsung DLP models: HLR-4266W, HLR-4677W, HLR-5087W, HLP-5067W, HLR-5067W, and HLR-5688W.