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Fujitsu Introduces World's First MCP with Built-in MPEG-2 Encoder,
FCRAM and PCI Interface

MB86393 Tokyo, November 20, 2001--- Fujitsu Limited announced today that it has collaborated with Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. to develop a new, stacked multi-chip package (MCP), model MB86393, which includes a PCI*1 interface, MPEG-2*2 video/audio encoder, and 64-Mbit FCRAM*3 in a single package. The new product goes on sale starting today.

The shift in recent years to digital AV appliances has led to the development of various devices that employ MPEG-2 technology for compressing and decompressing high-quality audio and video signals, including PCs with multimedia capabilities, DVD players and digital broadcast receivers. In addition to the ability to play back compressed MPEG-2 signals, these devices are now beginning to be equipped to record information digitally, as well. The development of this market has led to a demand for MPEG-2 encoder chips that digitally compress audio and video signals.

Fujitsu's new product includes an MPEG-2 video/audio encoder and 64-Mbit FCRAM in a single, compact (16 x 16 mm) 288-pin FLGA*4 package. The package has its own onboard memory and requires no connection to external memory, since video and audio signals can be converted into compressed signals that conform to a MPEG-2 system format. Moreover, because the MPEG-2 encoder chip includes a PCI interface, there is no need for a separate controller.

AvailabilitySamples from January 2002, volume production from April 2002
Sample prices (excl. tax)MB86393   9,000 yen
Sales targetMB86393   100,000 units/month

Operating Frequency54 MHz
Power Supply VoltageI/O 3.3V ± 0.3V Internal: 1.8V ± 0.15V
FCRAM: 2.5V ± 0.2V
Power Consumption0.8W (standard)
Packaging288-pin Plastic FLGA
ControllerEmbedded 32-bit RISC processor
Complies with the following encoding formats
   - ISO/IEC13818-2 (MPEG-2 video)
   - ISO/IEC11172-2 (MPEG-1 video)
   - ISO/IEC11172-3 (MPEG-1 audio) layer 1/2
   System encoding
   - ISO/IEC13818-2 (MPEG-2 system PT/TS)
   - ISO/IEC11172-2 (MPEG-1 system)
Supported image sizesD1, Half-D1, 2/3-D1, 3/4-D1, SIF, QSIF
   Video input: D1 8-bit parallel, Y/C multiplexed 8-bit parallel.    Audio input: L/R multiplexed serial
   Streaming output: dedicated 8-bit parallel, PCI
   Command: Serial PCI
   Method: Supports constant bit-rate (CBR), variable bit-rate (VBR)
   Includes frame-synchronizer for video input
MemoryFCRAM (MB811L646449)
   Capacity64 Mbit
   Bus Widthx 64 bit I/O Structure (1M x 32 bit I/O, 2-part Structure)
Evaluation Board: A PCI card-type board including the chip (MB86393-RB-PCI) is available for evaluating installation on a personal computer. Compatible with Windows 2000® and Windows XP®.


*1 PCI (peripheral component interconnect bus)
Standard bus for connecting internal parts of personal computers and other devices.
*2 MPEG-2 (motion picture expert group)
International standard for video and audio data compression. Used in DVD players, digital TV broadcast-satellite transmissions, etc.
*3 FCRAM (fast-cycle RAM)
Proprietary Fujitsu technology for next-generation memory cores. Permits faster access with lower power consumption than conventional DRAM.
*4 FLGA (fine-pitch land-grid array)
Chip packaging that uses bumps or lands of less than 100 µm height for pins, spaced less than 0.8 mm apart.

Windows 2000 and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft of the USA and its subsidiaries internationally. FCRAM is a registered trademark of Fujitsu. All other company/product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are used for identification purpose only.
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 Fujitsu Limited, Public Relations
 Tel: +81-3-3215-5259 (Tokyo)
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 Fujitsu Limited,
 Electronic Devices Group
 System Solutions LSI Division
 Tel: +81-42-532-2135

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