SINGAPORE: Fujitsu Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd. (FSAL) announced the release of MB86H06, a new generation of interactive Set Top Box (STB) Mpeg2/H.264 decoder solution that is also capable of supporting China’s AVS format.
The chip is mainly used in the standard definition digital STB/integrated digital television (iDTV), Cable Television (bidirectional interactive), Terrestrial Television Broadcasting and Satellite H.264 in Asia. Sample shipments for MB86H06 will start as of today.
The MB86H06 chip is based on a multiple-core CPU structure with a maximum frequency reaching 324MHz. It not only supports visual decoding formats such as MPEG-2, H.264 and AVS etc., but its audio decoding unit can also support many advanced audio formats such as AAC/HE-AAC etc. MB86H06 also has an embedded secured area suitable for applications requiring high security functionality.
As an integrated SOC, MB86H06 has enhanced support for bidirectional interactions like on-chip Ethernet and USB functions to support multiple channels of serial Flash and single DDR2 memory.
Adding a simple RF Tuner to MB86H06 on a 2-layer PCB board effectively completes the design for a cost effective STB and iDTV product.
The high performance CPU with an independent 2D hardware graphics acceleration engine in MB86H06 allows for the ease of creating dynamic and eye-catching menus that are needed in today’s products to capture the interest of the consumer.
MB86H06, a standard definition decoder, is equipped with an integrated HDMI output to highlight the advantages brought about by media digitalization. Standard definition video quality can be preserved, transferred losslessly to the flat screen television set via the HDMI high definition digital interface. In an age when the flat screen television is becoming a “must have” in every house, MB86H06 delivers high SD quality videos right to the home.
Fujitsu Semiconductor always regards Asia as an important market for STB. Thus, we have developed profound partnerships with box manufacturers, browsers, middleware and CAs vendors to offer the right combination needed to meet customers’ specific requirements.
Fujitsu Semiconductor is closely following the evolution of NGB (i.e. convergence of telecommunication network, computer and cable television network) as well as 3D television and will continue to develop effective solutions to meet the various needs of our customers.