The Netherlands - NXP Semiconductors ( http://www.nxp.com ) launched the NXP SAA8510 – a mobile multimedia TV-out processor to enable TV-output on any mobile device having a standard LCD interface. The NXP SAA8510 converts mobile digital video signals into high-quality analog TV signals, which can then be displayed on any NTSC and PAL TV set.
Advanced scale and filter technology creates excellent output quality and a significantly improved display of low-resolution mobile content on larger TV screens. Easily integrated in mobile devices, such as handsets and portable media players (PMPs), the NXP SAA8510 makes it simple for consumers to share mobile videos, still images and even music with family and friends using a home TV screen.
“As the cell phone continues to become known as the world’s ‘third screen’ behind the TV and PC, consumers will need the added flexibility to access their mobile content beyond the two inch screens of most mobile devices,” said Vincent Pronk, Multimedia Marketing Manager, Business Unit Mobile & Personal, NXP Semiconductors.
“We developed the SAA8510 TV-out processor in close collaboration with our key customers to help fuel the convergence of mobile and home multimedia, and to give end-users the freedom to take their mobile content from the small screen to the big screen whenever they want.”
Although mobile picture quality is still generally low resolution, NXP’s TV-out processor enables mobile images to be displayed on larger TV screens with exceptional vibrancy and clarity. This high-quality output is enabled by a polyphase up/down scaler that allows different scale factors horizontally and vertically.
Chrominance and luminance filters limit dot crawl effects and tearing effects are managed using a dedicated tearing effect signal. Supported input formats are RGB888, RGB666, RGB565, YUV422 and YUV420 for resolutions from 40x40 pixels to VGA (including WQVGA).
Touting a unique design, the SAA8510 is offered in the smallest package available on the market. In addition, it requires no specific clock or voltage supplies and can be addressed as a simple RAM-based display controller with no real-time constraints on the host device for easy integration by mobile device OEMs.