ATI and Intel support IEEE 1394 as multimedia connection standard

AUGUST 30--ATI Technologies Inc. (Thornhill, Ont., Canada; www.ati.com) and Intel Corp. have announced their support of the IEEE 1394 standard for multimedia device connection to the personal computer.

AUGUST 30--ATI Technologies Inc. (Thornhill, Ont., Canada; www.ati.com) and Intel Corp. have announced their support of the IEEE 1394 standard for multimedia device connection to the personal computer. The 1394 standard, more popularly known as FireWire and i.LINK, is growing in acceptance as the best method to connect peripheral devices, such as digital video camcorders, to PCs.

ATI's newly announced ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500DV features 1394 to broaden the multimedia capabilities of the ALL-IN-WONDER family.

"ATI and Intel are raising the bar for PC multimedia devices by making IEEE 1394 the connection standard. Together with Intel, ATI is promoting 1394 as the best solution to connect high-bandwidth devices to the PC," said Godfrey Cheng, director of marketing, multimedia products, ATI Technologies Inc.

Said David Fair, extended PC technologies initiative manager, Intel Corp., "Intel is pleased that ATI is creating new ways to bring 1394 to the PC platform with its ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500DV graphics and multimedia solution."

Available this fall, ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500DV uses one expansion slot to replace the functionality of several separate cards, including a high-end graphics and video board with Digital Video Interface, a TV tuner board, a DVD board, and a video-output scan converter box.

Now shipping in North America and Europe, DV WONDER, ATI's first 1394 offering, fits easily into any free PC desktop PCI slot and offers high-performance connection of 1394 peripherals to PCs. For example, DV WONDER enables digital video camcorder users to swiftly transfer and edit high-quality digital video on their desktop computers.

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