New projector technology is currently in development at Pixelworks, a provider of powerful video and pixel processing products.

The company this week (20 July) announced that it is sampling its PA136, which is a new advanced video processor device designed for use in projectors, as well as high-tech TVs and other display applications.

The system uses real-time static and motion adaptive 2D to 3D conversion, while also supporting a refresh rate of up to 100Hz/120Hz at 190p and WUXGA resolutions. Meanwhile, it should also help to reduce the overall cost of a projector system and ease the design process by its use of dual-core architecture and advanced video enhancement technology, which also work to deliver a significant reduction of juddering or blurring in the image.

Graham Loveridge, senior vice-president of marketing and business development for Pixelworks, commented: “For TV system manufacturers, LCD panel vendors and digital projector customers, our PA136 delivers a new breed of technologies to target current and emerging opportunities with a reduced bill of materials and accelerated time-to-market.”

He added that the system also integrates full 3D and 2D to 3D conversion, as well as proprietary n2m video streaming.