Video Codec

Video Codec Pictures technology

The amount of video data being transferred through the world´s networks is increasing dramatically, driven by both technical innovation and the way that users wish to experience video information.

Here at Socionext we are the link between ´source´ which is the video authoring process, and ´destination´ which is the image display process.

We offer the World´s most advanced video codec technology to ensure image transmission of the highest quality. This is backed up by a proven track record and expertise in video systems and broadcasting, and our expertise in graphic solutions, thereby enabling full end-to-end solutions for video transmission and display.

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“MB86M25” converts between Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) H.264 video data and MPEG-2 video data, as well as transcoding between audio formats while featuring a low power consumption.

MB86M25 also transcodes from H.264 video to H.264 video with higher-compression ratio to reduce the size of video d


  • Build-in H.264/MPEG-2 transcoding functions, audio transcoding functions
  • Industry-leading low power consumption that is just 1.2W when using the H.264 transcoding function, even including the memory
  • Embedded 1 Gbit of memory (FCRAM) in the package


  • Broadcasting
  • Security
  • Medical
  • Video capture
  • Video conference

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Block Diagram MB86M25


Function Transcode Video
MPEG-2 HD/SD ? H.264 HD/SD + H.264 SD or lower
H.264 HD/SD ? H.264 HD/SD + H.264 SD or lower
H.264 HD/SD ? MPEG-2 SD

Single Audio Transcode, Double Audio Re-multiplexing

PSI/Private PES Re-Multiplexing
Encode Video
VBS*1 ? H.264HD/SD + H.264 SD or lower,

ABS*2 ? MPEG-1 Audio Layer2, etc.
Thumbnail JPEG Encode
Video Profile H.264 High profile, H.264 Main profile, H.264 Baseline profile, MPEG-
2 Video Main profile
Interface SMPTE 274M/SMPTE296M-2001, ITU-R BT.656
Audio Format Dolby® Digital(AC-3)*3, MPEG-2/4 AAC-LC/HE-AAC, MPEG-1 Audio Layer2
Channels Max. 5.1ch*4
Interface I2S
JPEG Resolution QVGA
Stream Format MPEG-2 TS, MP4
Interface USB2.0, PCI Express, Stream(8bit parallel, Serial) [2input, 3output]
Host Interface USB2.0, PCI Express, Serial(UART)
Peripheral I/O I2C, SPI
Input Clock Frequency 27MHz
Power Consumption
(including memory)
1.2W (typ., 1.2V, H.264 HD to H.264 HD Transcoding)
Package FBGA 490pin 21mm square SiP (Ball pitch 0.8 mm)
Memory 1Gbit FCRAM*5×1

*1 Video Baseband Signal
*2 Audio Baseband Signal
*3 Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
*4 Number of channels depend on audio format.
*5 FCRAM is a trademark of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited

Factsheet: MB86M25 – H.264/MPEG-2 Full HD Transcoder


Size: 0.358 Megabyte | Date: 28.12.2017 12:08

“MB86M30” provides video and audio encoding, decoding, and transcoding with supporting HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264 and MPEG2 standard.
MB86M30 is slave type device controlled by host CPU via PCIe interface.


  • 4K/60p HEVC/H.265 or AVC/H.264 real-time encoding/decoding
  • 4K/60p HEVC/H.265 encoding with 10ms ultra low latency (Option)
  • HEVC encoding algorithm supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video
  • Low power consumption (6.3W at 4K/60p HEVC encoding) and embedding four DRAMs in package enable high density in the system


  • Broadcasting
  • IP Video distribution
  • Medical
  • Signage

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Video Encoding HEVC/H.265 4:2:2 10bit (up to 4096 x 2160p60)
AVC/H.264 4:2:2 10bit (up to 2160p60)
MPEG2 4:2:0 8bit (up to 1080i59.94, 1080p30)
Ultra Low Latency Encoding *1 HEVC/H.265 4:2:2 10bit (up to 4096 x 2160p60)
Latency: 10ms
Decoding *2 HEVC/H.265 4:2:2 10bit (up to 4096 x 2160p60)
AVC/H.264 4:2:2 10bit (up to 2160p60)
MPEG2 4:2:0 8bit (up to 1080i59.94, 1080p30)
Transcoding *3 HEVC to HEVC, H.264 to HEVC, MPEG2 to HEVC, etc.
Pre-Processing De-Interlacing, Scaling, Filtering, Video overlay
Multiple channel operation Up to 4ch @HEVC/H.265 encoding, 1080p60
HDR ready  
Audio Encoding LPCM, AAC-LC, MPEG1-Layer2
Decoding LPCM, AAC-LC, MPEG1-Layer2
Pass through  
Stream processing TS MUX Up to 4ch
TS DEMUX Up to 4ch
Interface Control PCIe 2.0
Stream PCIe 2.0, TS-Serial Input x 4ch, TS-Serial Output x 4ch
Video PCIe 2.0, Video Parallel Input x 4ch, Video Parallel Output x 4ch
Audio I2S Input x 4 stereo pair, I2S Output x 4 stereo pair
System Internal Memory LPDDR4-2400 8Gbits x 4pcs
External Memory LPDDR4-2400 (16bit x 2ch) x 2pcs
Boot Device SPI Flash
Package FCBGA 74.5mm x 47.5mm

Factsheet: MB86M30 – 4K/60p HEVC Multi-Format Codec


Size: 0.292 Megabyte | Date: 28.12.2017 12:08

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“MB86M31” provides H.265/HEVC 4K60p real-time encoding by single chip. The MB86M31 is slave type device controlled by host CPU via PCIe interface.


  • HW base H.265/HEVC 4K60p real-time video encoder
  • Support Main 4:2:2 10 profile necessary for broadcasting applications
  • Support multi-channel video encoding: 1080p60 4ch, 720p60 8ch, 480p 16ch
  • Low power consumption


  • Broadcasting
  • Video capture
  • Medical

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Video Encoding H.265/HEVC Main, Main 10, Main 4:2:2 10 profile
Multi channel encoding: 4K60p 1ch,
1080p60 4ch, 720p60 8ch, 480p 16ch
Interface   Control PCIe Gen 2.0
Peripheral PCIe Gen 2.0 (4 lanes x2, 5.0 GT/s, Max payload size 1024 Bytes, Lane reversal supported)
UART (4 channels)
I2C (2 channels)
SPI (1 channel)
GPIO (64 pin)
Video 20bit parallel interface (4 channels) support YUV4:2:2 10bit up to 4K
Support embedded sync (CEA-861)
System   CPU ARM Cortex-A7 400MHz single core
Memory I/F DDR3 SDRAM 1333Mbps (16bitx2, 4channels)
Boot Device Serial flash, Nor Flash
Physical   Power supply Internal Logic: 1.2V, Analog: 1.2V/3.3V, I/O: 1.5V / 1.8V
Operating temperature Ta = 0 to 70°
Package FCBGA-1764 (35mm x 35mm, 0.8mm pitch)

Deliverables for system development

Evaluation board

  • PCIe card form
  • Support 4ch 3G-SDI input

Software Development Kit

  • Including Host CPU driver, sample application (Source code)


  • MB86M31 datasheet, evaluation board schematic, board design database
  • Host CPU driver, Sample application software, Control command document

Factsheet: MB86M31 – H.265/HEVC 4K/60p Real-time Encoder


Size: 0.29 Megabyte | Date: 28.12.2017 12:08

The MB8AL203x is a highly integrated HD Multi-format digital TV decoder and encoder designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s hybrid set-top-boxes, digital signage, home networking solutions and in-car infotainment systems also featuring CI+ and embedded advanced security. The LSI supports up to 1080p HD encode/decode. The high performance multi-media processing allows decoding of various formats including the latest compression standard HEVC and outputting two streams parallel in HD resolution.

 MB8AL203x - highly integrated HD Multi-format digital TV decoder


  • Quad ARM® CortexTM A5 MPCore TM incl. NeonTM SIMD Engine
  • Multi-format HD Video Decoder incl. HEVC
  • HD H.264 Video Encoder
  • 3D Engine (OpenGL® ES 2.0) ‘POWERVR SGX531-MP1’, 2D Engine
  • Cipher engine with AES/DES, hash and DTCP accelerator, OTP, secure boot
  • Power consumption 2.0W (typ)
  • Automotive
    • Temp range -40C to +85C
    • I/F: MediaLB® (3-/6-Pin)
    • AEC-Q100

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  • CPU: quad-core CortexA5 @ 396MHz, NEON, 32kB I$/D$ cache
  • Memory: 2x 16-bit DDR3-1080 SDRAM interface
  • Boot devices: NOR, NAND, eMMC4.41 or serial flash
  • Standby: Power Island for deep power down


  • 4x Transport stream demultiplexer incl. descramblers for DVB
  • CSA 3/2.1/1.0, AES/(T)DES, Multi-2, 4x TS input, 2x TS output
  • Cipher engine with AES/DES, hash and DTCP accelerator
  • Secure boot, control word protection, OTP & memory encryption
  • Multi-format video decoder for HEVC L4.1, H.264 L4.2 HP, MPEG-2 MP@HL, MPEG 4 ASP L5, AVS Jizhun Profile, VP 6/7/8, VC-1 AP L3, RealVideo® 8/9/10, DivX® 3/4/5/6, H.263, Sorenson Spark
  • H.264 video encoder up to HD resolution (depend on frame rate)
  • JPEG decoder/encoder
  • 2 independent video outputs. Layers (flexible order): 2x backplane, 2x video, 2x cursor, 5x OSD (up to true-color in HD resolution, two layer scalable with flicker fixer), YCrCb/RGB color space
  • 3D graphic engine (Power VR SGX531); separate 2D bit blitter
  • Motion adaptive HD de-interlacer
  • PAL/NTSC/SECAM encoder incl. cross color, luminance filters, Teletext, WSS, CC, VBID insertion


  • HDMI Link and PHY with HDCP and CEC controller
  • 16bit digital video incl. SAV/EAV: 1x Input/1x Output (compliant to SMPTE 296M/274M)
  • 24bit dig. RGB (EIA/CAE-861 compliant), 2x out or 1x out + 1x in
  • ITU-R 656 video: 2x Input/1x Output
  • 4x analog video DACs for YPrPb/RGB, YC and CVBS
  • Stereo audio DACs, I2S: 4x input and 5x output, 1x SPDIF output
  • 2x USB 2.0 with 16 end-points incl. PHY (host or device)
  • Eth. 10/100/1000 Base-T GMAC (RGMII/RMII/MII), IEEE 1588
  • Universal processor interface (NAND/NOR, DVB-CI/CI+, IDE, ATA)
  • Universal slave interface (CI, IDE, ATA)
  • MediaLB, 6-pin and 3-pin interface (MOST25/50/150)
  • 128x Shared GPIO, 2x UART, 2x Smart Card, 2x I2C, 4x PWM, IR Rx, 2xSPI Master/Slave, 2x SDIO, 4x 7-segment LED, 8x Key Input
  • 4 channels Analog-Digital Converter (10bit)


  • PBGA-484 Package/Fujitsu CMOS 55nm technology
  • Operating Temperature range: -40 to +85, AEC-Q100
  • Supply: 1.2V core, 1.5V DDR, 1.8V/3.3V I/O (some are 5V tolerant input) • Power Consumption: 2W (typ)

Factsheet: MB8AL203x Multi-format HD Decoder LSI


Size: 0.381 Megabyte | Date: 28.12.2017 12:10

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