Multimedia signal processing system

  • US 8,457,476 B2
  • Filed: 07/06/2009
  • Issued: 06/04/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for the simultaneous storage and retrieval of multimedia data, comprising:

  • an input section that acquires an input signal, the input section creates a transport stream from the input signal;

    a processor;

    a decoder subsystem that decodes the transport stream, the decoder subsystem is communicatively connected to the processor;

    a media switch communicatively connected to the decoder subsystem, the media switch operative to interface a plurality of system components and operates asynchronously from the processor, wherein the media switch includes;

    a host controller;

    a DMA controller;

    a bus arbiter; and

    a multimedia data stream processor; and

    a storage subsystem communicatively connected to the media switch, wherein multimedia data are stored on the storage subsystem and retrieved from the storage subsystem essentially simultaneously.

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