Yoshiko Hara, EE Times(03/05/2007 4:23 PM EST) TOKYO
— Techno Mathematical Co. Ltd. has developed the industry's first H.264/MPEG-4 intellectual-property core to offer a one-chip encoder/decoder LSI solution. The High Profile core features high-definition (1920 x 1080i) image compression and decompression.
Techno Mathematical (TMC) is a Tokyo-based venture company that specializes in developing audio/video compression/decompression algorithms. Its IP core enables compression and decompression of HD images in real-time.
The H.264 video codec standard can efficiently compress image data that's nearly one-half to one-third more compact than MPEG-2 data while maintaining better picture quality. But the computation load is about 10x that of MPEG-2. This makes it difficult to develop a one-chip solution.
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