EM8550 Single chip digital media processor





Host block
• 32-bit RISC processor
• 16 KB cache
• 8 KB SRAM on-chip
• Interrupt controller
• Two timers, including a watchdog timer

SDRAM and flash ROM memory
• Up to 16 MB system memory
• Up to 4 MB flash-memory support

IO standards
• Standard IDE (ATA/ATAPI-4/UltraDMA)
• Sony and Sanyo DVD loader system
• Synchronous 8-bit parallel interface (SPI) up to 20 Mbps
• I2S interface (master or slave mode) up to 20 Mbps
• Two serial interface UART
• I2C master or slave mode
• Local bus interface supporting Ethernet chipsets and MPEG encoders
• 32-bit general purpose I/O

Audio interface
• I2S output
• Digital serial S/PDIF output

Video interface
• NTSC/PAL TV encoder with 4 video DACs
• Macrovision 7.0.1 copy protection support for EM8550 only;

EM8551 does not support Macrovision
• Analog composite, S-Video output, component YPrPb & RGB
• Four 10-bit video DACs supporting up to 80 MHz pixel clock
• 480p YPrPb output
• Digital component 8/16-bit YUV (CCIR 601, CCIR 656, NTSC, PAL)
and 24-bit RGB
• Progressive or interlaced analog/digital video ouputs
• Built-in high quality scaler to support any VGA or HDTV output
resolution (analog and digital)
• Multiple output frame rates from 50 to 100 Hz

DVD support
• CSS Decryption, 16:9, 4:3 playback and letterbox, 3:2 pull down
• Full DVD navigation, multiple angles, sub-picture, 8-bit 256-color OSD
with scaler
• DVD sub-picture

Video decoding
• MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 decoding
• MPEG-4 advance simple profile without GMC and QPEL
• JPEG still images

Video input
• Digital input: 16 bit YUV 4:2:2 (CCIR 601/656)
• Master/slave modes

Audio decoding
• MPEG-2, MPEG-1 layer 2, MP3, low complexity AAC, AC-3, WMA
• Audio sampling rates of 32, 44.1, 48,88.2, 96kHz

Media formats
• DVD-Video, Superbit DVD, Kodak picture CD, SVCD, VCD 1.x, VCD
2.x, CD-DA, CD-ROM

Front end interface
• IDE, DVD loader, VFD interface
On screen display
• 2-, 4-, 7-, and 8-bit per pixel from 24-bit palette
• Programmable OSD scaler
• Programmable flicker filter for interfaced output modes
• Alpha blending over video (16 levels)

Software support
• Integrated real time operating system: µC Linux
• DVD navigation

• 501 BGA
• 0.18 micron CMOS technology

• 3.3V and 1.8V operating voltages
• Low power (1.2W) max and power down modes