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Definition: DVx chip

A microprocessor specialized for encoding and decoding MPEG-2 video from C-Cube Microsystems, Inc., Milpitas, CA. The single chip contains a SPARC processor, Motion Estimation engine (analyzes frames) and a Video DSP unit that handles low-level computations. For HDTV and other high-resolution formats, multiple DVx chips can be strung together via interprocess channels. In 2001, LSI Logic Corporation (www.lsilogic.com) acquired C-Cube.