SOURCE: Magnum Semiconductor, Inc.

Magnum Semiconductor, Inc.

September 07, 2009 04:00 ET

Magnum Semiconductor Enables Top Quality Mobile Encoding, Re-Encoding, Transcoding Alongside Its HD Offering

The DXTPro Transcoders Offer Broadcast Equipment Providers With the Ability to Offer Mobile Broadcast Services Side-by-Side With HD for the Exploding Broadcast-to-Mobile Services Market

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2009) - Magnum Semiconductor, the leader in professional-grade compression processors, will be demonstrating support for broadcast-to-mobile encoding, re-encoding and transcoding on its scalable multi-standard DXTPro platforms at the IBC 2009 show in Amsterdam. Demonstrations include simultaneous transcoding from MPEG-2 HD to AVC HD and from MPEG-2 HD to AVC low definition video resolutions for DVB-H, 1Seg or ATSC M/H, as well as simultaneous transrating of AVC HD and transsizing to low definition video resolutions.

The DXTPro processors are based on a scalable and flexible architecture, which delivers uncompromising video quality, highest channel-density and lowest bit rates. The programmable architecture supports HD, SD, sub-SD, multiple encoding standards, such as H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC), MPEG-2 and VC-1, as well as multiple functions, such as encoding, re-encoding, transcoding and decoding.

"Our DXTPro re-encoders and transcoders are highly scalable and implement full decode-encode, transcoding, which delivers superior quality able to satisfy the expectations of even the most discriminating consumers, compared to traditional quantization-only based transcoders. Simultaneous transcoding between HD formats and between HD and low-definition formats offers broadcast equipment providers with unparalleled flexibility in their products and a low-risk, cost-effective way to tap into fast-growing new revenue streams," said Gal Garniek, VP Marketing and Sales at Magnum Semiconductor.

Pricing & Availability

The DXTPro is currently shipping in volume. Several development platforms are available to accelerate time-to-market. Contact Magnum Semiconductor for pricing.

About Magnum Semiconductor

Magnum Semiconductor is a leading provider of chips, software, and platforms for consumer entertainment systems and the professional broadcast infrastructure. Magnum provides the tools and technologies for recording, storing, managing, viewing, and exchanging audio and video throughout the home, and on the go. Magnum Semiconductor is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with sales and engineering offices in Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Further information is available at

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