Realtek’s RTD1073/1283 Full-HD Digital Media Processor wins ‘Outstanding I.T. Application/Products Award 2009’


HSINCHU, Taiwan –December 01, 2009 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading network and multimedia IC providers, today announced that its RTD1073/1283 Full-HD Digital Media Processor has won the IT Month ‘Outstanding I.T. Application/Products Award 2009’ in the Digital Home products category.

The RTD1073/1283 offers high-performance playback of multiple AV formats, including all common Internet formats. This flexibility removes end-user frustration, and provides the freedom needed to enjoy AV playback without being concerned with decoder compatibilities. With complete software and hardware reference designs supplied, the RTD1073/1283 can speed development of innovative top-of-the-line products that end-users want.

“The Digital Home experience is made fuller and richer via Realtek’s technology breakthroughs that allow users to enjoy High Definition Media Playback (HDMI), media Recording & Timeshifting, Wireless/Wired Networking, and media Mass Storage capabilities”, said Realtek’s Executive Vice President Jessy Chen. “This makes the RTD1073/1283 an indispensible entertainment option in the modern home”.
The RTD1073/1283 represents Realtek’s third generation media processing technology and incorporates three major HD specifications.

  • BD HD: Supports all three video encoding formats of Blu-ray Disc. Currently H.264, VC1, and MPEG2 take around 55%, 30%, and 15% market share each. The RTD1073/RTD1283 supports 1.25x 1080P HD decoding, ensuring decoding capabilities provide top quality viewing pleasure.
  • RMVB HD Support: RMVB (RealMedia Variable Bitrate) is a multimedia container format developed by RealNetworks. Widely used in Asia and the Chinese market, the RMVB playback requirement has been raised to 720P (1280*720).
  • Full HD: Offers 1080@60p, 32-bit HD OSD, advanced DNR (Digital Noise Reduction), MADi (Motion Adaptive De-interlace), and Multi-Tap Scaling Filter to ensure that RTD1073 picture quality matches Full HD TV set quality.

The RTD1073/1283 integrates HDMI 1.3, USB2.0 Host and Device, SATA, Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY, 12-bit Video DACs, and Digital Audio Output. It supports a Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n in-house total solution, as well as rich network protocols for advanced Internet functions development. The RTD1073/1283 simplifies design and lowers cost via a NAND-boot feature, and is supplied in a 256-pin LQFP (RTD1073) or 416-pin PBGA (RTD1283) ‘Green’ package.

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our web site:

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Realtek Semiconductor Corp.