STMicroelectronics Inc. (ST, Geneva, Switzerland) announced a new range of scalers, the ADE3800 family, which offer features for LCD monitor manufacturers. Codenamed "Kona," the family builds on the success of ST's "Loihi" and "Lanai" families, and has already been chosen by several LCD monitor makers and by a leading PC manufacturer for next-generation products.
All the members of the family are pin-to-pin and software compatible. They are the first LCD scalers to be manufactured using an advanced 0.15-micron process technology to give minimum die size, and the first to be available in a small 14 mm x 14 mm, 100-pin package.
Samples are available now, and volume production is starting in the third quarter of 2004. Pricing is $6, in quantities of 1,000. Dual-input and triple-input versions will be sampling by the end of the year.