NEC Electronics Unveils Single-Chip LSI for Blu-ray Disc Players

Aug 4, 2008
Nikkei Electronics Asia
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NEC Electronics has developed the EMMA 3PF, said to be the world's first single-chip LSI to integrate the main functions of Blu-ray Disc players. All of the main functions required for Blu-ray Disc players are included on one chip, including the digital conversion of analog data read from optical discs, the digital decoding of encoded images and sounds and a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for output to televisions.

The package size has been reduced by 50% due to the single-chip configuration, the integration of external memory and the internalization of peripheral functions.

The EMMA 3PF supports BD-ROM Profile 2.0, the latest Blu-ray Disc specification. This profile includes picture-in-picture playback, high quality sound, and network connections for downloading additional content. In addition, the product has a multi-core CPU, which delivers an industry-best 1150 DMIPS (Dhrystone MIPS), and a graphic processing accelerator. Sample shipments of the EMMA 3PF will begin in September 2008.