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The ATI Xilleon video processor is a 32-bit system-on-a-chip MIPS processor, for use in set-top boxes and digital TVs, providing MPEG2 decoding and other functions for major worldwide broadcast networks (including PAL, NTSC, SECAM and ATSC). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article; it does not use the direct, balanced tone expected of an encyclopedia. ... System-on-a-chip (SoC or SOC) is an idea of integrating all components of a computer system into a single chip. ... A MIPS R4400 microprocessor made by Toshiba. ... The term set-top box (STB) describes a device that connects to a television and some external source of signal, and turns the signal into content then displayed on the screen. ... Digital television (DTV) uses digital modulation and compression to broadcast video, audio and data signals to television sets. ... MP2, also known as Musicam, is a short form of MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 (not MPEG-2), and it is also used as a file extension for files containing audio data of this type. ... Television encoding systems by nation. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... SECAM, also written SÉCAM (Séquentiel couleur à mémoire, French for Sequential Color with Memory), is an analog color television system first used in France. ... ATSC Standards document a digital television format intend to replace (in the United States) the analog NTSC television system (NTSC is used mostly in North America and Japan). ...

The Xilleon line consists of four products, models 210D/H, 226, 240S/H, and 260 respectively with slightly different features including HD deinterlacing, 3D comb filter, dynamic contrast, noise reduction, sharpness, color control, and integated 2D graphics acceleration.

While AMD announced the completion of acquisition of ATI Technologies on the third quarter of 2006, the Xilleon products would be sold under the AMD brand as AMD Xilleon. AMD headquarters in Sunnyvale Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... The current version of the article or section is written like a magazine article; it does not use the direct, balanced tone expected of an encyclopedia. ...

It was revealed that the next generation of AVIVO, named as "Unified Video Decoder", UVD in short, was based on Xilleon video processor to provide hardware decoding of H.264, and VC-1 video codec standards. AVIVO is a video platform ATI first introduced with its R520-based line of GPUs. ... The Unified Video Decoder, previously called Universal Video Decoder, or UVD in short, is the video decoding unit from ATI Technologies to support hardware decode of H.264 and VC-1 video codec standards, and being a part of AVIVO HD technology. ... H.264 is a high compression digital video codec standard written by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) as the product of a collective partnership effort known as the Joint Video Team (JVT). ... VC-1 is the informal name of the SMPTE 421M video codec standard initially developed by Microsoft. ... A video codec is a device or software module that enables video compression or decompression for digital video. ...

External links

  • ATI official website
  • ATI digital TV products page
ATI graphics processors
2D Chips: Mach
Direct3D 3-6: Rage
Direct3D 7.0: Radeon R100
Direct3D 8.0: Radeon R200
Direct3D 9.0: Radeon R300R420R520
Direct3D 10: Radeon R600R700
Other ATI technologies
Chipsets: IGP3xx9000/9100 IGPXpress 200Xpress 3200580X690G790X
Multi-GPU: Multi-renderingCrossFire
Workstations and HPC: FireGLFireMV • FireStream
Consumer electronics: ImageonXilleon
Misc: AVIVOCTMHLSL2GLSLHyperMemory • PowerPlay • TruFormUVD
Game console GPUs: Flipper (GameCube) • Xenos (Xbox 360) • Hollywood (Wii)



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