NVIDIA and Teralogic Enable HDTV for the PC Market
Reference Solution Delivers Premium-Quality Cost-Effective DTVPC Solution
WINHEC '99 – LOS ANGELES – APRIL 7, 1999 – At the 1999 Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) today, NVIDIA(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced support for TeraLogic's Janus chip, the industry's first single-chip high-definition DTVPC decoder. In combination with the Janus chip, NVIDIA is able to provide true high definition capabilities in
their digital TV offerings. By leveraging each others technical expertise, the two companies have developed a reference design that provides premium image quality for both HDTV and 3D/2D graphics for the mainstream PC market.
"TeraLogic has a reputation for developing technology which significantly advances products for the consumer electronics market," said Michael Hara, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "By combining the strength of TeraLogic's HDTV hardware with our award-winning graphics family, we are able to demonstrate a complete and cost-effective digital television solution for 1999 and beyond."
Based on TeraLogic's proven TL850 HD decoder, TeraLogic's Janus is the PC industry's first chip capable of decoding and displaying onto a PC all 18 ATSC digital TV formats, including true high definition formats like 1080i and 720p. Also, the Janus's on-chip line doubler and advanced video scaler can up-convert native NTSC and DVD video-streams to HD video formats. Native NTSC (such as cable TV) and DVD broadcasts display 150K pixels per frame. True HD displays one million pixels per frame -- the same resolution available on most PC monitors. With TeraLogic's single chip solution, only one PC card is needed for PC users to receive high-quality, true HD signals. In addition, the Janus chip and card can output to HDTV set monitors.
TeraLogic's DTVPC solution is being demonstrated with the award-winning RIVA TNT at WinHEC in Los Angeles from April 6-9 in booth #215 (TeraLogic) and #701 (NVIDIA).
The RIVA family of 3D/2D processors, the RIVA TNT2(TM), RIVA TNT(TM), RIVA 128ZX(TM) and the RIVA 128(TM) is the first family of high performance processors for the performance mainstream PC market. The RIVA processors utilize a 128-bit pipeline to support the computational throughput required for current and future graphically intense applications.
The NVIDIA Vanta(TM) 3D/2D processor is the first in a family of 3D processors designed for the enterprise PC market. Based on the RIVA TNT2 architecture, the NVIDIA Vanta processor is designed for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 and the burgeoning market for enterprise visualization applications. By leveraging their graphics technology and massive gate counts, all NVIDIA processors are able to deliver stunningly realistic, high frame rate 3D, along with benchmark winning 2D, VGA and video acceleration in single chip solutions.
NVIDIA processors are optimized for both Direct3D(TM) and OpenGL(TM).
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) designs, markets and sells a complete family of award-winning 3D processors that deliver industry-leading performance and visual quality for a broad range of PC applications, including: enterprise visualization, e-commerce, e-business, entertainment and education. Corporate headquarters are located in California: 3535 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, California 95051. For more information visit the Company's web site at http://www.nvidia.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially. Factors that may affect NVIDIA's actual results include the impact of competitive products and pricing, technological changes in products and components, the ability to timely and successfully develop and produce in volume new products and modifications to existing products, market acceptance of new products and modifications to existing products and conditions in the PC market. Further information on factors that could affect the financial results of NVIDIA is included in the Registration Statement on Form S-1, dated January 22, 1999, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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