VLSI has a new architecture that provides all the necessary components to build a set-top computer box.
The components of VLSI Integrated Set-Top architecture, or VISTA, include chips and application program interfaces, the company said.
"This marks the completion of the first phase of VLSI's total digital set-top solution. With our new MPEG 2 audio/video decoder and video encoder, VISTA offers a complete set-top solution of hardware, software, and evaluation tools," said Paul Vroomen, vice president and general manager of VLSI Technology's Consumer Digital Entertainment Group.
VISTA also includes a network interface and a system controller using the Advanced RISC Machine processor.