Industry’s First Video-Processing IC to Enable Next-Generation, DVD-Level, High-Definition Recording





The Fujitsu MB86H50 is the industry’s first H.264 format video-processing IC to support the H.264 High Profile, Level 4.0 standard used in next-generation DVDs. It enables high-resolution recording, playback and transmission of high-definition video on audio-visual products such as portable A/V products, hard disk recorders, and home network equipment.

The H.264 format was jointly promulgated by the ITU-T (International Telecommunication Union, Telecommunication Standardization Sector) and ISO/IEC (the International Organization for Standardization/International
Electrotechnical Commission). To achieve its superior performance, H.264 requires very high computational loads to be processed at the time of compression. The High Profile, Level 4.0 version of H.264 used in next-generation DVDs requires very high data-processing volumes to maximize
image quality, so a high-speed IC is required for real-time H.264 compression. Building on its work developing chips for MPEG formats, Fujitsu has been involved in standards-setting organizations related to H.264, in addition to product development.

APPLICATIONS

  • Mobile Digital Broadcasts
  • Next-Generation DVDs for HDTV
  • Web Delivery of Digital TV Broadcasts
  • Mobile Video Players
  • Hard Disk Recorders
  • Internet Broadcasts (VoD)
  • IPTV Phones
  • Video Cameras
  • Mobile TV Phones

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Real-time compression and decompression

    of HDTV video and sound
    The new video-processing IC is capable of real-time compression and decompression of high-definition video, with a maximum up to 1440 dots x 1080 lines. The sound is simultaneously compressed and decompressed
    in Dolby Digital format. This is the first time these processing features have been integrated onto a single chip for general use.
  • Embedded memory enables smaller size and lower power consumption

    This is also the industry’s first H.264-supportive LSI featuring two pieces of embedded 256Mbit FCRAM. The optimized
    design combines logic and memory on one LSI chip, enabling a more compact size and lower power consumption.
  • Proprietary compression and image-enhancement technology

    The new chip has a proprietary “self-tuning” algorithm developed by Fujitsu Laboratories that automatically applies a lighter compression method to high-action zones where compression artifacts are most noticeable, such as human faces or slow-moving objects, and stronger compression method in other zones. This enables image data size to be reduced to one-half to one-third that of the MPEG-2 format with an equivalent level of image quality.

Contact Information

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

1280 East Arques Avenue
MS310
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
USA

tele: 408.737.5600
toll-free: 800.866.8608
fax: 408.737.5999
inquiry@fma.fujitsu.com
www.us.fujitsu.com/micro

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