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H.264/MPEG-2 transcoders pack memory

Posted: 09 Dec 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:transcoder  H.264 video data  HD conversion 

Fujitsu Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd presents the MB86M01, MB86M02 and MB86M03 bi-directional H.264/MPEG-2 transcoders with built-in memory, the ability to convert both video and audio data, and perform full HD (1920 x 1080) conversions.

Even with built-in memory, the devices deliver very low power consumption, consuming only 1.2W, according to the firm.


Fujitsu's transcoders consume 1.2W when using the H.264 transrating function.

The devices are also equipped with a transrating function that enables H.264 video data to be converted into even higher-compression H.264 video data, making them ideal transcoders to install in products for broadcast markets around the world that use H.264, such as Europe, South America and Asia. Moreover, because of their compact size, they can be used in a wide range of products, including mobile products such as smartphones and tablet PCs, as well as home digital broadcast recording equipment, such as TVs, hard disc PVRs and PCs.

The MB86M01, MB86M02 and MB86M03 second-generation transcoders can convert H.264 video data into even higher-compression H.264 video data (the H.264 transrating function), and are packaged in an even smaller form-factor, so that they can be used in products for markets around the world.

The MB86M01, MB86M02 and MB86M03 combine Fujitsu Semiconductor's low power consumption technology with a proprietary algorithm of Fujitsu Laboratories that enables higher image quality while reducing the processing burden, resulting in industry-leading levels of low power consumption, using just 1.2W when using the H.264 transrating function, even including the memory. Moreover, the products combine audio transcoding functions, the security functions needed to protect digital broadcast content, and each type of connection interface all in one chip, resulting in one package that includes memory.

The MB86M01 and MB86M03, whose compact packages measure 13mm2, are said to be ideal for mobile products, such as laptops and accessories for smartphones and tablet PCs, while the MB86M02, with a 21mm2 package, is better suited for home electronics equipment.

Fujitsu Semiconductor will continue to enhance its line of ASSP products for video recording equipment, mobile products and cameras, with a focus on LSI devices for video processing.

Samples for the MB86M01 and MB86M02 are scheduled for release by the end of March 2012. MB86M03, on the other hand, will be available by the end of April 2012.

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