Sunnyvale, Calif.Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. (FMA) has expanded its family of H.264-compliant ICs with a transcoder capable of compressing full high definition (1920 x 1080) MPEG-2 video data to H.264 data for high-volume consumer applications.
The MB86H52 can compress MPEG-2 video data to less than half its original size, enabling full HD video transmission over narrow bandwidths.
High-volume consumer applications include hard disk recorders, video recorders (PVRs) and set-top boxes. The transcoder operates at an internal frequency of 216-MHz, and incorporates DDR2 memory, with a 324-MHz interface. Power requirements are 2-W, with 1.2-V typical during HD transcoding.
Pricing: Samples will start at $250 each.
Availability: September 2007.
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Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc., 1-408 737-5600, www.fujitsu.com