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DVI Technology Products

    by Douglas Dixon

DVI Technology hardware and software products, including

    - VDP i750 Video Processor and Display chips and
    - Pro750 and ActionMedia boards, plus
    - AVSS and AVK software development systems under DOS, Windows and OS/2, and
    - PLV and RTV compression algorithms.


ipo_chips_89.jpg (42895 bytes)   Chip Products
      Pixel Processor Chips
      Display Chips
  Compression Algorithms
      Production-Level Video (PLV)
      Real-Time Video (RTV)
      Intel Indeo
ds2_at91.jpg (27362 bytes)   Board Products
      Prototype Boards
      ActionMedia Boards
      RT Video Board
pyrlenna8306.jpg (123043 bytes)   Digital Compression Facility
dvi_cd.jpg (45368 bytes)   Software Products
      AVSS Products
      AVK Products
     

Chip Products


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Pixel Processor Chips

  • 12/86 VDP1: 12.5 MHz, 4 regs, 256 MRAM & DRAM
    • RCA, Silicon Compiler
  • 82750PA / PA / VDP1b: 12.5 MHz, 8 regs, 256 MRAM & DRAM
    • SRI/GE/DSRC, Silicon Compiler
  • 82750PB / PB / V1: 25.0 MHz, 16 regs, 512 MRAM & DRAM
    • Intel Custom

Display Processor Chips

  • 12/86 - 82750DA / DA / V2 / VDP2: 20 MHz
  • 82750DB / DB: 45 MHz, full CLUT, 2xVertical, YVU-RGB, D/A

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Board Products


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                      Pro750 Application Development Kit /  Application Development Platform

Prototype Boards

  • 12/86 - Tower Boards
  • 7/89 - 7-Board Set
    • Video board: VDP, AT bus, RGB out
    • Audio board: TMS 320C10, 25 MHz Video Digitizer board: piggy back
    • Audio Digitizer board: piggy back
    • Utility board: 18K RAM, Sony CDU-100 CD-ROM, Joystick
    • 2 1-Meg VRAM max
  • 7/89 - Pro750 Application Development Platform (ADP) FCS, $22K

ActionMedia Boards

  • 2/90 - ActionMedia 750: DS1 / CS1
    • Display board (DS1): PA/DA,
      • Audio: TMS 320C10, 33 MHz
      • Single monitor keyed VGA display, Horiz interp
      • CD-ROM interface: SCSI subset
    • Capture board (CS1): video & audio
    • ISA & MCA, 1-4 MB, GA's, local DVI bus
    • $1995/1M, $2495/2M, $2150 Capture, $4500 AVSS
  • 11/91 - ActionMedia II: DS2 & CS2 FCS
    • PB/DB, AD DSP audio, SCSI port, ISA & MCA, GA's
    • AVK for OS/2 1.3 and Windows 3.0, PLV 2.0, RTV 2.0
    • AT $1895/2M, MCA $2095, Capt $695, AVSS $1K, AVK $3K

RT Video

  • 1992 - Comdex/Fall - Intel announces RT Video board for real-time capture

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Software Products


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AVSS Products - DOS

  • 11/87 - 1.00 - Tower board, pre-beta
  • 4/88 - 1.03 - Alpha program
  • 7/88 - 1.04 - DOS 3.3, MS-C 5.1
  • 11/88 - 1.05 - Large model microcode
  • 4/89 - 1.06 - New interface, YUV/YVU, 3-D
  • 7/89 - 2.00 - 7-Board Set / Pro750 FCS
  • 11/89 - 2.10.2 - DS1, reduce code size, multiple boards
  • 1/90 - 2.10.4 - VGA Key
  • 3/90 - 2.10 - DS1 MCA, ActionMedia I, DOS 4.0x, RTV, stereo audio
    • reduced host RAM, reliability $4500 AVSS, Tools $1200
  • 7/90 - 2.12 - V1 chip
  • 8/90 - 2.13 - PAL support ?? 2.2x ActionMedia II

AVK Products - Windows, OS/2

  • 11/91 - 1.0 - OS/2 1.3, v44, IBM Gold, Intel Beta + Enterprise
  • 92 - 1.1 Windows 3.1 - v122, IBM Gold, Intel Enterprise Beta
  • 7/92 - 1.1 Windows 3.1 - v158, RTV 2.1, Intel Gold
  • 7/92 - 1.1 OS/2 2.0 - v159, RTV 2.1, IBM Gold

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Compression Algorithms


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Production-Level Video (PLV)

  • 1988 - PLV 1.0, 30 fps, full-screen, near-VCR
  • 1989 - PLV 1.5, VCR
  • 1990 - PLV 2.0, near-TV

Real-Time Video (RTV)

  • 1988 - RTV 1.0, 10 fps, near-VCR
  • 1990 - RTV 1.5, 30 fps, near-VCR, High data rate
  • 1990 - RTV 2.0, 30 fps, VCR
  • 1992 - RTV 2.1, scalable
  • 1992 - RTV 3.0, video conferencing

Intel Indeo

  • 1992 - Comdex/Fall - Microsoft announces Video for Windows, with Intel Indeo Video compression

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Digital Compression Facility


  • 8/90 - 16-node 386-based hypercube
  • 3-4/91 - 8-node, 860-based hypercubes
  • 2/91 - New Compression Facility at Horizons Technology, Inc. in San Diego, CA.
        also NB Engineering, Inc., Crofton, MD

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