Monday, June 11, 2012

Fujitsu Intros Advanced H.264/MPEG-2 Transcoding Silicom

Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) introduced its second-generation, bi-directional, single-chip H.264/MPEG-2 transcoders with integrated memory that support full HD video (1920 x 1080) and audio data conversion.

The new devices use a proprietary algorithm developed by Fujitsu Laboratories that enables higher image quality while reducing the processing burden. The transrating function enables the conversion of H.264 video data into H.264 formats of various video resolutions and bit-rates. The devices also support the transcoding of audio data for multiple formats. This flexibility of format, resolution and bit-rates makes the devices suitable for use in products worldwide, including Japan and the United States (where MPEG-2 is used for broadcasting) and Europe, South America, and Asia (where H.264 is used).