Panasonic applies World-first Application of 45-nm System LSI Technology into Consumer Electronics

Panasonic has achieved a world-first by applying a 45-nm system LSI to consumer electronics. The new system LSI is a new-generation UniPhier in which next-generation AV data codec technology is applied to UniPhier, Panasonic’s original digital consumer electronics integration platform. The new LSI is used for six new models of Panasonic’s new DIGA-series high definition video recorders- DMR-BW900. DMR-BW800, DMR-BW700, DMR-XW300, DMR-XW100 and DMR-XW200V scheduled for release in Japan on 1st November 2007.

The new-generation Panasonic UniPhier uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, a next-generation codec. This has quadrupled the recordable time for the same media compared with MPEG-2, a representative conventional codec for moving pictures, since the image compression can be performed at twice or three times the usual efficiency.