Pixelworks Launches SoC for Next-Gen LED, 3D Projectors

The Topaz SoC supports 1080p and WUXGA (1920 x1200) resolutions as well as standard and non-standard 3D content, including 3D format decoding with a universal 3D glasses interface.

The SoC also comes with a video decoder that supports 8/10 bit analog inputs or HDMI/DVI digital inputs (HDMI 1.3, 1.4 3D), a USB 2.0 host controller, Ethernet MAC, an on-screen display menu controller and an ARM9 processor to enable projector vendors to use  customized applications.

"Current projector technology is undergoing a significant transition as more diverse and sophisticated applications become available, creating expanded opportunities for our newest family of products," said Pixelworks senior vice president Graham Loveridge in a prepared statement.

"The evolution in illumination engines and light source technology is migrating from traditional lamp-based light sources to LED and laser technologies, which will enable a lower cost of ownership as well as more compact and portable designs."

Pixelworks did not reveal any products that may include its new SoC.

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  • master_chen
    Just take my money already.
  • waxdart
    master_chenJust take my money already.

    And make a 2538×1080 - 2.35:1 projector and take mine too.
  • annymmo
    to LED and laser technologies

    That's where we need to go with projectors. Increase efficiency and decrease wasted heat.

    More efficiency improvements coming up: