Fujitsu presents HEVC HD decoder SoCTuesday, August 26th, 2014
Fujitsu Presents HEVC HD Decoding SoC for Multimedia Applications
- SoC supports H.265 decoding for set top boxes and in-car infotainment systems
LANGEN, Germany — Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) today introduced its newest addition to the Fujitsu H6x decoder series: the MB8AL2030 nicknamed HD62. The System on Chip (SoC) supports HEVC (H.265) decoding in HD resolution for multimedia applications in in-car infotainment and home entertainment systems. H.265 is the successor to the widely used H.264, offering double the data compression ratio compared to its predecessor.
HD62 also includes an H.264 encoder and supports a 3D graphics engine to accelerate 2D/3D OSD generation, vector graphics, high-quality anti-aliasing and video effects. It comes with comprehensive security features for content protection including DVB descrambling, DTCP, secure boot and OTP to store secure keys, and builds on an ARM® Cortex™ A5 quad-core. It offers a very low power consumption, typically 2W, which makes it ideal for use in consumer electronics such as hybrid set-top boxes for broadcasting and streaming, DVB-T2 set-top boxes and home networking.
Leveraging a global development environment
The HD62 SoC was developed in FSEU’s ASIC Competence Centre in Langen, Germany, by leveraging Fujitsu’s development system for custom System on Chips, which integrates advanced device implementation and manufacturing techniques cultivated through years of experience with ASICs, design services, and development tool kits. The SoC is produced using 55nm process technology in Fujitsu’s Mie plant in Japan and comes in PBGA-484 packaging.
Sample quantities of MB8AL2030, otherwise known as HD62, have been available since April 2014. Volume production will start in the first quarter of 2015.