Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited announced has developed a digital HDTV system-on-chip (SoC) that integrates a video processing engine for superior picture quality, and a full high-definition multi-decoder that decodes both MPEG-2 and H.264 video compression formats.
The new chip, the MB86H70, is aimed for digital TVs receiving high-definition broadcasts that are ramping up in Europe. The chip is an application specific standard product (ASSP), that features a proprietary video processing engine based on an algorithm by Fujitsu Laboratories Limited. By also including a proprietary picture quality adjustment tool that enables easy optimization of parameters by using a mouse, the new LSI enables TV set makers to improve their design efficiencies with regard to picture quality settings. Furthermore, SoC integration of the video processing engine and multi-decoder allows the usage of common memory, thus enabling use of the chip by simply adding two 16-bit external memories, thereby reducing TV set makers' costs and development periods for both design and manufacturing.
Sample shipment of this new SoC will start from mid-October 2008.