Delivering solutions for video transmission

14th November 2016
Source: Socionext
Posted By : Joe Bush
Delivering solutions for video transmission

The MB86M30 is a multi-format Codec IC from Socionext that is capable of encoding, decoding and transcoding of HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264 and MPEG2 video and audio, all with a single chip.

Socionext will start volume shipping of the MB86M30 at the end of November and will demonstrate the product at InterBEE (International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition) 2016, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan from 16th-18th November.

The MB86M30 supports encoding, decoding and transcoding of video and audio in HEVC/H.265, which compresses 4K video data without image quality degradation. The encoder core integrated in the MB86M30 was co-developed with Fujitsu Laboratories. The IC is also compatible with conventional formats such as AVC/H.264 and MPEG2, and is capable of handling all codec functions with a single chip. Its power efficiency and high density processing capability make the MB86M30 well suited for digital broadcasting equipment. The IC also helps to reduce power consumption and minimise the size of data centres for video transmission over the internet. This IC can also be used in Socionext's 8K HEVC real time encoder solution.

The MB86M30 is capable of processing real time encoding and decoding of 4K/60p video. It also features low latency encoding (as low as 10ms), of 4K/60p video in HEVC/H.265. Furthermore, MB80M30 is compatible with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video, which has recently been gaining more attention in the industry. The MB86M30 handles all video processing functions with a single chip, thus reducing power consumption down to as low as 1/50 of conventional systems built with multiple semiconductor parts and CPUs. Another feature of the MB86M30 includes multi-channel processing, which enhances the processing density of video streaming by up to 4x more than that of conventional systems.

“The enhanced processing capabilities brought by Socionext’s MB86M30 will play a key role in enabling new and innovative UHD and virtual reality applications,” said Ween Niu, VP and General Manager, Advantech Networks and Communications Group. “Its impressively efficient and powerful performance combined with the time-to-market advantages of our off-the-shelf adapters and integrated systems will help customers accelerate their next-generation video products roll-out.”

"Fujitsu will launch its broadcast-use "FUJITSU Network Real-Time Video Transmission Gear IP-HE950" video encoder and decoder. Sales will commence in Japan from November 2016. It utilises the codec IC technology of Socinext's MB86M30," said Hidetoshi Amari, Vice President, Development Division, Safety Solutions Business Unit, Fujitsu. "Combined with Fujitsu's video technologies, we deliver the smallest and lightest class broadcasting industry codec equipment in Japan."

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