Trident Microsystems will be unveiling the industry’s first-integrated 240Hz frame rate converter solution at this week’s IFA show in Berlin. The new Trident FRC-V is the only single-chip solution that can convert 50Hz and 60Hz material directly to new 200/240Hz systems, enabling substantial system cost savings and higher refresh rates needed for 3-D display. In addition, Trident has made significant enhancements to the FRC-V’s motion estimation and motion compensation (MEMC) technology to eliminate movie judder, motion blur, and halos to provide the sharp, clear and vivid picture quality.
The new Trident FRC-V motion compensated frame rate converter is the new high-end discrete component of the Trident IC family. With the worldwide market growth in flat panels and the introduction of HD, the Trident FRC-V becomes the new flagship for high-quality TVs. It is optimized to meet the needs of upcoming HD broadcast content as well as new HD Blu-ray players, and will also support the latest LCD technology with frame rates up to 240 Hz. The Trident FRC-V can eliminate motion blur and sharpen film content, including large area flicker reduction for source material up to 240p. The Trident FRC S+ is a 120Hz version of the FRC-V frame rate converter product family.
The Trident FRC V/S+ is ideally suited to work in conjunction with the HiDTVPRO-SXL video processor to expand the digital TV applications into 240Hz and 120Hz segments. The device comprises LVDS interfaces, memory controller for external SDRAM, and high-performance algorithms for motion blur elimination by motion compensated frame rate conversion.