Fujitsu today announced the development and launch of a new
transcoder large-scaled integrated (LSI) chip that can convert full
HD (1920 x 1080) MPEG-2 video data to H.264 data and compress data
size to less than one-half that of MPEG-2.
Sample shipments of the new chip, the MB86H52, will start from
September 1, 2007. This new transcoder makes it possible to extend
recording time of recording devices such as hard disk recorders by
over 2.5 times, according to the Japanese company. The transcoder can
also be embedded in a multitude of equipment requiring reduction of
data size, and can realize full HD over narrower bandwidths used for
home network, the use of which is anticipated to spread hereafter.
Functionality of this new transcoder is based on the video processing
technology of Fujitsu's full HD H.264 CODEC (Encode / Decode) LSI
product, MB86H51, currently being shipped. Utilizing proprietary high
quality video technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, the
quality of the input MPEG-2 video data can be maintained when
transcoded to H.264 format.
Fujitsu's new transcoder will be exhibited at i-SEDEX 2007, to be
held in Seoul, Korea from September 18-20.