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The world's most highly integrated System-On-a-Chip from ATi

The world's most highly integrated System-On-a-Chip from ATi

ATi is trying to gain market share in the 'System-On-a-Chip' sector with the new Xilleon 220. The multifunctional chip is the first of its kind from ATi. So far, the company has limited itself to the development and manufacture of graphics chips.

ATi has presented the new Xilleon 220. The chip consists of a 32-bit MIPS core and contains everything you need for digital television, set-top boxes or the like. In addition to the video and audio inputs/outputs, the system has two TV outs for 2D and 3D, as well as the digital video outputs DVI and CCIR-656. The integrated MPEG2 decoder is supposed to relieve the 300 MHz clocked MIPS core. A two-channel memory controller for DDR RAM generates a bandwidth of up to 3 Gbytes/s. The connection options are very extensive: In addition to Firewire and USB, XPort, smart cards, PCI, serial, FlexBus, IR, I2C, I2S and EIDE are also supported for connecting digital video recorders. Either Linux, VxWorks or Windows CE can be used as the operating system. The first products should appear in early 2002.