Fujitsu Microelectronics introduced the MB86H57 and MB86H58 transcoder ICs that can convert between Full HD (1920 dots x 1080 lines) MPEG-2 video data and H.264 video data, as well as transcoding between audio formats while featuring a low power consumption of only 1.0 Watt(W) including the in-package memory. The new ICs are ideal for electronic equipment that can record digital broadcasts. The ICs can be used for both non-mobile fixed electronic equipment (such as digital video recorders (DVRs)) and mobile products (such as notebook PCs). Sample shipment of the MB86H57 (FBGA 650 pin) and MB86H58 (PBGA 496 pin) will begin inlate July 2009.
MB86H57 and MB86H58 Transcoder IC Features
Low power consumption and small form-factor
Utilizing Fujitsu Microelectronics’ proprietary transcode technologies, a Full HD H.264/MPEG-2 transcoder with industry-leading low power consumption was realized. In addition, utilizing one 512M bit memory (FCRAM) in-package, as well as the usage of 65nm process technology, the power consumption during Full HD transcoding, is kept down to 1.0W, including the in-package memory power consumption. Also, it is provided in a small form-factor, 15mm x 15mm package, so it can be used not only in fixed electronic equipment, but also in such mobile products such as notebook PCs.
1-chip integration of necessary functions for recording digital broadcasts
In addition to the transcode and encode functions, security functions, and demodulator interface are all integrated on one chip, thus providing the necessary functions for creating systems for recording digital broadcasts and thereby making it easy for customers to create their systems.
H.264/MPEG-2 bi-directional transcoder functionality
In addition to transcoding from MPEG-2 to H.264, as did the previous MB86H52 product, these new ICs also transcode from H.264 to SD MPEG-2, thus being able to handle the various formats likely encountered during use. Furthermore, with audio transcoding included, the high quality audio needs of discerning customers can be met.
Abundant interfaces to connect peripheral ICs
Both products contain many interfaces for improved connectivity. As a host interface to connect to an external CPU, there is a 16 bit parallel interface and a TS interface as the video stream interface. In addition, there is a serial interface, PCI, PCI Express, and USB interface integrated. Connection to external ROM is also possible, thus realizing high-speed boot for products that feature this IC.
More information: Fujitsu MB86H57 and MB86H58 Transcoder ICs (pdf)