Renesas debuts Full HD chip for cell phones

Posted on Tuesday, May 05 2009 @ 18:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Renesas has introduced the SH7370, a SH-MobileHD1 application processor that will give mobile phones the capability to play and record Full HD video. The chip supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video compression at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with a recording/playback framerate of 30 frames per second.

This new chip will enable you to watch 1080p HD video clips from your cell phone on larger screens via HDMI.
The product incorporates two 24-bit dedicated audio DSPs to lighten the audio processing load on the CPU and reduce power consumption. This enables one DSP to handle (stereo) audio processing such as the AAC (advanced audio coding) high-quality audio compression standard and Dolby Digital Codec, with power to spare, while the other DSP handles sonic enhancement such as equalization and sample rate conversion (SRC). In addition, heavy-load processing tasks such as 5.1-channel audio can be assigned to the dual DSPs. Support for Dolby Digital and 5.1-channel audio allow interoperation with applications designed for consumer audio components.

Source: Tech-On!

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