10-bit High Quality Single-Chip Digital Video Decoder That Digitizes And Decodes NTSC/PAL/SECAM


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  • Four 30-MSPS 11-Bit A/D Channels With Programmable Gain Control
  • Supports NTSC (J, M, 4.43), PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, Nc, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L), CVBS, and S-Video
  • Supports Analog SD YPbPr Component and SCART (RGB/YPbPr + CVBS) Video Formats With Embedded Sync
  • Ten Analog Video Input Terminals for Multisource Connection
  • User-Programmable Video Output Formats
    • 10-Bit ITU-R BT.656 4:2:2 YCbCr With Embedded Syncs
    • 10-Bit 4:2:2 YCbCr With Separate Syncs
    • 20-Bit 4:2:2 YCbCr With Separate Syncs
    • 2x Sampled Raw VBI Data in Active Video During Vertical Blanking Period
    • Sliced VBI Data During Vertical Blanking Period or Active Video Period (Full-Field Mode)
  • HSYNC/VSYNC Outputs With Programmable Position, Polarity, Width, and Field ID (FID) Output
  • Component Video Processing
    • Gain (Contrast) and Offset (Brightness) Adjustments
    • Automatic Component Video Detection (525/625)
    • Color Space Conversion from RGB to YCbCr
  • Composite and S-Video Processing
    • Adaptive 2-D 5-Line Adaptive Comb Filter for Composite Video Inputs; Chroma-Trap Available
    • Automatic Video Standard Detection (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) and Switching
    • Luma Peaking With Programmable Gain
    • Patented Chroma Transient Improvement (CTI) Circuit
    • Patented Architecture for Locking to Weak, Noisy, or Unstable Signals
    • Single 14.31818-MHz Reference Crystal for All Standards
    • Line-Locked Internal Pixel Sampling Clock Generation With Horizontal and Vertical Lock Signal Outputs
    • Genlock Output RTC Format for Downstream Video Encoder Synchronization
  • Certified Macrovision Copy Protection Detection
  • Available in Commercial (0°C to 70°C) and Industrial (-40°C to 85°C) Temperature Ranges
  • VBI Data Processor
    • Teletext (NABTS, WST)
    • CC and Extended Data Service (EDS)
    • Wide Screen Signaling (WSS)
    • Copy Generation Management System (CGMS)
    • Video Program System (VPS/PDC)
    • Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC)
    • Gemstar 1x/2x Mode
    • V-Chip Decoding
    • Register Readback of CC, WSS (CGMS), VPS/PDC, VITC and Gemstar 1x/2x Sliced Data
  • I2C Host Port Interface
  • Reduced Power Consumption: 1.8-V Digital Core, 3.3-V Digital I/O, and 1.8-V Analog Core With Power-Save and Power-Down Modes
  • 80-Terminal TQFP PowerPAD Package
  • RGB Sync on Green Not Currently Supported, All References to "RGB" in This Data Manual Imply "SCART RGB"

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The TVP5146M2 device is a high-quality single-chip digital video decoder that digitizes and decodes all popular baseband analog video formats into digital component video. The TVP5146M2 decoder supports the analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion of component RGB and YPbPr signals, as well as the A/D conversion and decoding of NTSC, PAL, and SECAM composite and S-Video into component YCbCr. This decoder includes four 11-bit 30-MSPS A/D converters (ADCs). Preceding each ADC in the device, the corresponding analog channel contains an analog circuit that clamps the input to a reference voltage and applies a programmable gain and offset. A total of ten video input terminals can be configured to a combination of RGB, YPbPr, CVBS, or S-Video video inputs.

Component, composite, or S-Video signals are sampled at 2x the ITU-R BT.601 clock frequency, line locked, and are then decimated to the 1x pixel rate. CVBS decoding utilizes 5-line adaptive comb filtering for both the luma and chroma data paths to reduce both cross-luma and cross-chroma artifacts. A chroma trap filter is also available. On CVBS and S-Video inputs, the user can control video characteristics, such as contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue via an I2C host port interface. Furthermore, luma peaking (sharpness) with programmable gain is included, as well as a patented chroma transient improvement (CTI) circuit.

A built-in color space converter is applied to decoded component RGB data.

Two output formats can be selected: 20-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr or 10-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr.

The TVP5146M2 decoder generates synchronization, blanking, field, active video window, horizontal and vertical syncs, clock, genlock (for downstream video encoder synchronization), host CPU interrupt, and programmable logic I/O signals, in addition to digital video outputs.

The TVP5146M2 decoder includes methods for advanced vertical blanking interval (VBI) data retrieval. The VBI data processor (VDP) slices, parses, and performs error checking on teletext, closed caption (CC), and other VBI data. A built-in FIFO stores up to 11 lines of teletext data and, with proper host port synchronization, full-screen teletext retrieval is possible. The TVP5146M2 decoder can pass through the output formatter 2x the sampled raw luma data for host-based VBI processing.

The main blocks of the TVP5146M2 decoder include:

  • Robust sync detection for weak and noisy signals as well as VCR trick modes
  • Y/C separation by 2-D 5-line adaptive comb or chroma trap filter
  • Fast-switch input for pixel-by-pixel switching between CVBS and YPbPr/RGB component video inputs (SCART support)
  • Four 11-bit 30-MSPS ADCs with analog preprocessors [clamp and automatic gain control (AGC)]
  • Luminance processor
  • Chrominance processor
  • Component processor
  • Clock/timing processor and power-down control
  • Software-controlled power-saving standby mode
  • Output formatter
  • I2C host port interface
  • VBI data processor
  • Macrovision™ copy protection detection circuit (Type 1, 2, 3, and separate color stripe detection)
  • 3.3-V tolerant digital I/O ports
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* Data sheet TVP5146M2 NTSC/PAL/SECAM 4x10-Bit Digital Video Decoder datasheet (Rev. H) Feb. 14, 2012
Application note TVP5146M2 Patch Code Download Guidelines (Rev. A) Dec. 14, 2010
Application note TVP5146M2 VBI Quick Start Jul. 07, 2010
Application note TVP5146 Anti-Aliasing Filters Jun. 25, 2010
Application note TVP5146 PCB Layout Guidelines Jun. 16, 2010
Application note Upgrading to the TVP5146M2 Mar. 14, 2007
Application note The TMS320DM642 Video Port Mini-Driver for TVP5146 and TVP5150 decoder Jul. 16, 2004
Application note TVP5146 SCART and OSD Jan. 02, 2004
Application note TVP5146 FAQ Oct. 17, 2003
Application note TVP51xx Product Family - FAQ Oct. 17, 2003
Application note TVP5146 PDC and VPS APPLICATION NOTE Oct. 15, 2003
Application note TVP5146 and TVP5150A VBI Raw Data Mode Oct. 15, 2003
User guide TVP5146: VBI Quick Start Sep. 23, 2003

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