Realtek’s RTD1073 Full-HD Digital Media Processor wins ‘EDN China Innovation Award 2009’


HSINCHU, Taiwan – November 18, 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 Full-HD Digital Media Processor has been awarded the ‘EDN China Innovation Award 2009’.

EDN China is the leading online community and networking site for China’s electronics engineering industry, and was the first magazine to focus on electronics design for China. Products were evaluated and chosen by a panel of EDN China judges, made up of industry experts and specialists from China’s top companies, academic institutes, universities, and EDN China’s editorial board. Individual readers of EDN China were also invited to vote for their favorite product.

“This recognition of Realtek’s RTD1073 Full-HD Digital Media Processor highlights our position as a preeminent technology provider across multiple fields. Our multimedia development process has focused both on quality engineering to improve playback quality and features, as well as on widening the range of playback formats supported. The RTD1073 offers high-performance playback of even more AV formats, including all common Internet formats”, said Realtek’s Executive Vice President Jessy Chen. “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, our customers can speed development of innovative top-of-the-line products that end-users want”.

The RTD1073 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 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 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 simplifies design and lowers cost via a NAND-boot feature, and is supplied in a 256-pin LQFP ‘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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Tracy Ho
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.