Fujitsu Microelectronics Introduces New Generation of High-Definition Multi-Standard Video Decoder ICs

Thursday, May 20th, 2010
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SHANGHAI — Fujitsu Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co, Ltd. announced today, that the company officially releases its next-generation of high-definition multi-standard video decoder solution—MB86H61 Series SoC. These chip series are mainly used in digital TV set-top boxes / one machine, and can be used to serve the purposes of pay-TV market in Europe, of ISDB-T market in South America, and of China’s cable and terrestrial TV (CTTB) markets and others. The samples are available now.

MB86H61 chip series is based on the multi-core CPU architecture, the main CPU features the advanced ARM11 (475DMIPS) for the purpose of application processing. The video decoding unit adopts the unique hardware video processor based on Fujitsu’s patented technology which can decode full HD / SD MPEG-2 , H.264, VC-1, AVS, FLV, MKV, etc. Among them, the feature of supporting full HD AVS video decoding is particularly noteworthy, because, at present, most of the other HD chips only support SD AVS decoder. The audio decoding unit features high-performance ARC725TM (594DMIPS) with flexibility to support multiple advanced audio formats, such as, DD, DD +, AAC, DRA, etc.

ARM11 CPU, ARC725 Audio Processor, HD Video Decoder, Baseband Video processor, 4X Transport STream Processor, Graphics Accelerate Engine, ...

Meanwhile, the integration of the chip series has been further improved and enhanced the function of supporting for IP interaction. It included the Ethernet MAC and two USB MAC / PHY, and support multi-channel serial Flash and monolithic 2Gb DDR2 memory and two layers. It also minimized BOM of the whole machine. Additionally, this product has a low power consumption which is the feature of Fujitsu products. In its unique standby mode, the required power is as low as 1 mW, well below the EU’s power standards.

The chip series is further divided according to different application markets. As for the pay-TV market, it supports the functions of advanced security CAS, CI / CI +, HD +, Subtitle, Teletext, PVR / Time Shifting, etc. As for the middleware market, it combines high-performance CPU and the professional graphic processing unit of independent hardware acceleration engine, significantly improved the graphic processing power and better reflected the effects of the user’s interface of the middleware, so as to allow the application developers to make a rich and dynamic interface menu.

The functions of supporting Chinese AVS and DRA standards, and the unified open platform, as well as the in-depth cooperation of the downloadable CA manufacturers, all of these facts illustrate Fujitsu’s emphasis on the Chinese market. Fujitsu has a good cooperation with cable operators as well as terrestrial TV operators in China, our previous generation of the high-definition chip MB86H60 series has been widely used in China’s cable TV market.

Fujitsu pays a great attention to China’s NGB, triple play, 3D TV and other new technologies, and is very optimistic about the new business opportunities. Fujitsu Microelectronics will continue to push forward new solutions in order to meet the changing demands of the market.