Advertisement

Architecture, Design, and Verification of an 18 Million Transistor Digital Television and Media Processor Chip

  • Santanu Dutta
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1918)

Abstract

This paper describes the architecture, functionality, and design of NX-2700 — a digital television (DTV) and media-processor chip from Philips Semiconductors. NX-2700 is the second generation of an architectural family of programmable multimedia processors that supports all eighteen United States Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) [1] formats and is targeted at the high-end DTV market. NX-2700 is a programmable processor with a very powerful, generalpurpose Very LongInstruction Word (VLIW) Central ProcessingUnit (CPU) core that implements many non-trivial multimedia algorithms, coordinates all on-chip activities, and runs a small real-time operating system. The CPU core, aided by an array of autonomous multimedia coprocessors and input-output units with Direct Memory Access (DMA) capability, facilitates concurrent processingof audio, video, graphics, and communication-data.

Keywords

Central Processing Unit Central Processing Unit Core Direct Memory Access Inverse Discrete Cosine Transform Very Long Instruction Word 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 3.
    B. Case, “Philips Hopes to Displace DSPs with VLIW,” Microprocessor Report, December 1994.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    B. Case, “First Trimedia Chip Boards PCI Bus,” Microprocessor Report, November 1995.Google Scholar
  3. 5.
    S. Rathnam and G. Slavenburg, “An Architectural Overview of the Programmable Multimedia Processor, TM1,” Compcon, 1995.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Santanu Dutta
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips SemiconductorsSunnyvale

Personalised recommendations