Conexant Systems introduced a family of MPEG-4 video decoders for HD digital broadcast television systems.
According to the company, the CX2418X is the world's first family of decoders compliant with the MPEG-4 advanced video coding AVC/H.264 standard, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10. This technology allows digital broadcast TV service providers to improve bandwidth use, enabling delivery of a wider range of video, voice and data broadcast programming.
H.264 compression provides greater recording capacity on set-top boxes with personal video recording capabilities, an increase in the number of HDTV channels that a broadcaster can transmit and the ability to do live broadcast-quality video content over the Internet.
Samples of the CX24180 are available now, with volume production for the complete family of devices scheduled for the second quarter of 2005.
For more information, visit www.conexant.com.