Fujitsu MB86H52 Full HD H.264 Transcoder LSI
Fujitsu today announced the development and launch of a new transcoder large-scaled integrated (LSI) chip MB86H52 that can convert full HD (1920dot x 1080line) MPEG-2 video data to H.264 data and compress data size to less than one-half that of MPEG-2. . This new transcoder makes it possible to extend recording time of recording devices such as hard disk recorders by over 2.5 times, as the chip enables data size compression without compromising video quality. 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.
Digital terrestrial broadcasts and digital satellite broadcasts use data compressed into the MPEG-2 format. Because MPEG-2 format video is high-resolution, if the video is recorded as it is without compression, to storage media such as hard disks, the data volume is extremely high and thereby causes the problem of significantly limited recording time. Sample shipments of the new Fujitsu chip MB86H52, will start from September 1, 2007.