Media processors and multimedia units
Media processing (digital multimedia information processing) is the decoding, encoding, interpretation, enhancement, and rendering of digital multimedia information.
Todays video and 3D graphics require high bandwidth and processing performance:
- Separate special-purpose video chips e.g. for MPEG-2, 3D-graphics, etc. and multi-algorithm video chip sets
- Programmable video processors (very sophisticated DSPs): TMS320C82, Siemens Tricore, Hyperstone
- Media processors and media coprocessors: Chromatics MPACT media processor, Philips Trimedia TM-1, MicroUnity Media processor
- Multimedia units: multimedia-extensions for general-purpose processors (VIS, MMX, MAX)