DECEMBER 3--Peritek Corporation (Oakland, CA;www.peritek.com), a vendor of standards-based video and graphics-display control boards for the embedded computing industry, and Silicon Motion Inc. (Taipei, Taiwan; www.siliconmotion.com), a manufacturer of low-power mobile solution chips, announced that they will work in partnership to bring advanced and affordable 128-bit 2-D/3-D graphics technology to the embedded board market. Peritek plans to use Silicon Motion's high-performance, low-power display controller chips on PCI mezzanine-card graphics board designs.
The first of these new designs, the Tropos/PMC, based on Silicon Motion's SM731 graphics engine, was announced recently. The SM731 is a 128-bit 2-D/3-D mobile display controller with integrated LVDS transmitters, dual-digital panel interface, designed for systems requiring low power, such as Tablet PCs, car information systems, point-of-sale terminals, kiosks, and various embedded applications. The SM731 also offers DualMon technology, which allows several applications to operate simultaneously across two independent display devices--all from a single chip.