Fujitsu tips bi-directional transcoders with integrated memory
6/12/2012 9:01 AM EDT
BELLEVUE, Wash.—Fujitsu Semiconductor America Inc. (FSA) Tuesday (June 12) announced a series of second-generation, bi-directional, single-chip H.264/MPEG-2 transcoders with integrated memory that support full HD video (1920 x 1080) and audio data conversion.
The new MB86M01, MB86M02 and MB86M03 devices combine Fujitsu’s low power consumption technology with a proprietary algorithm developed by Fujitsu Laboratories that enables higher image quality while reducing the processing burden, FSA said. Even with integrated memory, Fujitsu’s transcoding technology delivers low-power consumption of just 1.2W, according to the company.
FSA, the U.S. subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd., said the MB86M01/M02/M03 series provides audio transcoding and the security functions necessary to protect digital broadcast content—along with integrated memory and a connection interface—all in one package.
The new devices' transrating function enables the conversion of H.264 video data into H.264 formats of various video resolutions and bit-rates, FSA said. The devices also support the transcoding of audio data for multiple formats, the company said. This flexibility of format, resolution and bit-rates makes the devices suitable for use in products worldwide, including Japan and the U.S. (where MPEG-2 is used for broadcasting) and Europe, South America, and Asia (where H.264 is used), according to FSA.
The MB86M01 is available in FBGA-490, 13-mm square (ball pitch 0.5-mm) packages, while the MB86M03 comes in FBGA-289, 13-mm square (ball pitch 0.65mm) packages, FSA said. These compact packages are suited for mobile products such as tablets, laptops and accessories for smartphones and tablet PCs, the firm said. The MB86M02 is available with a 21mm-square FBGA-490 package better suited for home-electronics equipment including TVs, DVRs/PVRs and other home digital-recording devices, FSA said.
Engineering samples of the new MB86M01/M02/M03 series transcoders are available now, FSA said. Pricing information was not provided.