Video Processing IC integrates embedded memory.

Press Release Summary:

Model MB86H51 compresses and decompresses full HD video (1,920 dots x 1,080 lines) in real time using H.264 format, and audio in real time by using formats such as MPEG-1 audio layer. It enables high image quality recording, playback, and transmission of full HD video for consumer or industrial applications. Features include 2 blocks of 256 Mb (FCRAM) embedded on-chip and optimized design that enables small size of 15 mm² and power consumption of 750 mW.

Original Press Release:

Fujitsu Launches Industry's First Single-Chip IC for Full HD H.264 Video Processing with Embedded Memory

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23 -- Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) today introduced the latest in its family of highly integrated video processing devices that support the H.264 format.

The new MB86H51 is an enhanced version of the Fujitsu MB86H50 for HD (1,440 X 1,080), which was demonstrated at the International CES 2007 in January. (See related press release, ). The new device can compress and decompress full high-definition video (1,920 dots x 1,080 lines) in real time using the H.264 format. This is the industry's first single-chip device for full HD H.264 high profile version 4.0 video processing that incorporates embedded memory. The MB86H51 also compresses and decompresses audio in real time by utilizing formats such as the MPEG-1 Audio Layer.

"This new device enables high image quality recording, playback, and transmission of full high-definition video for consumer or industrial applications, such as digital video cameras, hard disk digital video recorders (DVRs), and home network devices," said Davy Yoshida, director of Business Development of Fujitsu Microelectronics America. "Digital AV equipment, such as video cameras, is moving to high definition formats. We anticipate significant demand for products based on the highest definition specification, known as full HD."

High-Compression Technology, Embedded Memory, Deliver Compact Size and Low Power

The MB86H51 uses high-compression technology from Fujitsu Laboratories Limited to reduce the processing burden. A proprietary algorithm automatically applies less compression to areas in the image where compression artifacts are most noticeable to human vision . such as human faces or slow-moving objects . and increased compression to other areas. The effect is to maximize image quality for the critical zones. This feature also makes it possible to reduce image size to between one-half and one-third the size of the MPEG-2 format with an equivalent level of image quality.

The new device also leverages embedded memory technologies from Fujitsu Limited to enable compactness and low power consumption. The device contains two blocks of 256 Megabit memory (FCRAM) embedded on-chip. The optimized design enables a smaller size of only 15mm squared and low power consumption of just 750 mW.

The new chip is exhibited and demonstrated at ANGA Cable, a trade conference for cable, satellite and multimedia, in Cologne, Germany, from May 22-24.

Sample Pricing and Availability

The MB86H51 in 650-pin FBGA packages will begin sampling in July with a sample price of $295.

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America.

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MB86H51 - Basic specifications

Video Profile H.264 high profile /Level
4.0 half-duplex CODEC
Resolution 1920x1080x60i/50i,
720x480x60i, 720x576x50i
Bit rate 20 Mbit per sec. (max.)
Interface SMPTE274M/SMPTE296M-2001,
ITU-R BT.656
Audio Formats MPEG-1 Audio Layer2,
Linear PCM, MPEG2-AAC,
Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Channels 2ch
Interface LR serial
System Format MPEG2-TS CBR/VBR
Stream interface 8 bit parallel or serial
Host interface General purpose 16-bit
Input clock frequency 27 MHz
Operating frequency 27MHz, 108MHz (internal
memory interface 135MHz)
Power consumption 750 milliwatt (typ. 1.2V,
1920x1080x60i at
encoding, including
Package FBGA 650 pin, 15 sq. mm,
SiP (0.5 mm pitch)
Memory 256 Mbit FCRAM x 2
Process technology 90nm

Source: Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.

CONTACT: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.,
+1-408-737-5647, or

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