Fujitsu Announces Bi-directional H.264/MPEG-2 Transcoders with Integrated Memory and H.264 Transrating Function

- Feature Low Power Consumption (1.2W) and Compact Packages for Home Electronics and Mobile Devices -

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 12, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — �Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) today introduced a new 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. Even with integrated memory, Fujitsu's proprietary transcoding technology delivers industry-leading low-power consumption of just 1.2W. 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. Engineering samples of the new MB86M01/M02/M03 series transcoders are available now.

Built-in H.264 transrating functionality and audio transcoding

To meet the audio and video specifications of the user's playback equipment, the MB86M01/M02/M03 series offers robust bidirectional H.264/MPEG transcoding and transrating features. The transrating function enables the conversion of H.264 video data into H.264 formats of various video resolutions and bit-rates. The devices also support the transcoding of audio data for multiple formats. This flexibility of format, resolution and bit-rates makes the devices suitable for use in products worldwide, including Japan and the United States (where MPEG-2 is used for broadcasting) and Europe, South America, and Asia (where H.264 is used).

Low power consumption and small form factors for home electronics and mobile systems

Fujitsu's proprietary transcoding technology delivers industry-leading levels of low power consumption and integrates 1GBit of Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM). The built-in memory technologies and miniaturization process technologies hold power consumption to just 1.2W when using the H.264 transrating function in full HD. Connecting two tuner modules to two-tuner input terminals enables simultaneous control of a program as it is being viewed and another program as it is being recorded. The MB86M01/M02/M03 series also reduces the delay time required during transcoding, which speeds distribution over a network. This represents a significant improvement over the first-generation products.

The MB86M01 is available in FBGA-490, 13mm square (ball pitch 0.5mm) packages, while the MB86M03 comes in FBGA-289, 13mm square (ball pitch 0.65mm) packages. These compact packages are ideal for mobile products such as tablets, laptops and accessories for smartphones and tablet PCs. 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.

"Fujitsu's first-generation MB86H57 and MB86H58 transcoding solutions have been widely used in home electronics equipment and mobile products to deal with format conversion issues while maintaining good video quality," said Yifeng Liann, senior manager of strategic marketing at Fujitsu Semiconductor America. "Since demand for wireless distribution of HD content to mobile devices is growing rapidly, Fujitsu designed the new series to meet the specific requirements of multiple regions and bandwidth limitations. The built-in memory architecture lowers power consumption, overcoming thermal and form-factor design hurdles and minimizing the BOM cost. This feature means that transcoding solutions could be integrated into the accessories as simple and flexible as a USB dongle."  

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About Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc.

Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) is a leading designer and developer of innovative semiconductor products and solutions for new generations of consumer, communications, automotive and industrial products. FSA provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services throughout North and South America. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fujitsu Semiconductor America (formerly Fujitsu Microelectronics America) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL), Japan.

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