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NTT Develops HD H.264-MPEG-2 Multi-Format Encoder & Decoder Modules
NTT Electronics Corporation has developed HDTV encoder and decoder modules (the SC50KE and the SC50KD, respectively) that are dually compatible with H.2641 and MPEG-2.
These products maintain the high-quality video of the VASA2 single-chip coding integrated circuit (IC). The VASA IC has brought superior results for the use of MPEG-2 in HDTV environments within the broadcasting industry, and includes various peripherals and high-speed memory and features on the newly-developed H.264/MPEG-2 encoder IC, SARAENC, and the decoder IC, SARADEC. These products are comprised of simple devices, but provide professional high-quality images.
Due to the demand for high-quality video and more efficient and compact devices, there has been a need for H.264, 4:2:2 chroma-compatible codec products in the broadcasting equipment industry. Additionally, the need to support the currently predominant MPEG-2 format still exists. NTT Electronics’ products are the only multi-format encoder and decoder modules in the world that meet these market needs. The modules also feature the encoder and decoder ICs as well as the necessary peripherals and high-speed memory. This will contribute to the development of smaller and more advanced broadcasting devices as well as to shorter development times.
NTT Electronics has transitioned to mass production for these products and will begin taking orders in April 2008.
In addition, NTT Electronics will display these products at NAB20084 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 14th through the 17th.