NXP PNX5130 3DTV Coprocessor promises cheap 3DTV

Shane McGlaun - Dec 14, 2009
NXP PNX5130 3DTV Coprocessor promises cheap 3DTV

3D technology is certainly maturing today and is growing at a very fast rate. We have 3D notebooks on the market now and 3D ready projectors and TVs ready to work when 3D broadcasts are offered. NXP has announced a new 3DTV coprocessor today that will help bring lower cost 3DTVs to market.

The new chip is called the PNX5130 and will be demonstrated at CES 2010. The coprocessor works with two types of technology including frame interleave supported at 240Hz and line interleaved.

The main difference between the two types is that frame interleave requires the use of active shutter glasses and alternates images for each eye. The line interleaved uses passive polarizer glasses to filter odd and even lines. Line interleaved is supported at 60 and 120Hz. The coprocessor will ship in Q1 2010.

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