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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Horizon Semiconductors Announces Industry's Smallest Form-Factor, Stand-Alone High Definition Multi-Standard Transcoder Reference Platform

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- Powerful multi stream video decoder and encoder engines, supporting real-time transcoding of 1920x1080 HD, or faster-than-real-time lower-resolution media streams, using leading compression standards including: H.264 (AVC) Baseline, Main and High Profile up to Level 4.2, MPEG2 up to Main Profile @ High Level, VC-1 (SMPTE 421M) Advanced Profile @ Level 3. - Multi-channel multi-format audio encoder, decoder, and special audio effects processor, supporting leading standards such as: MPEG-1 Layer I, II & III (MP3), Dolby(R) Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, AAC-LC/AAC-HE, and WMA. - Multi-stream high bandwidth flexible mux/demux processor, supporting essential web and mobile delivery file formats such as M2T, MPG, MP4, ASF, AVI, MKV, and others. - Advanced video pre/post-processor, supporting motion compensated temporal and spatial linear and non-linear adaptive noise reduction. - Sophisticated polyphase scaler and advanced motion adaptive high-definition de-interlacing and motion-compensated picture enhancement. - Wide variety of advanced connectivity and peripherals including DVB TS, IEEE1394, 10/100/1G Ethernet, USB 2.0, SMPTE-292, Flash, I2C, SPI/SSI, UART and others. - World-class security processor with embedded secure OTP memory, enabling complete content protection in strict compliance with numerous conditional access and digital rights management schemes commonly used in the cable, satellite, IPTV and Blu-Ray marketplace. - A dedicated co-processor enabling real time streaming of multiple channels. - Powerful, easy to use API, with the ability to accelerate and off-load host application code.

Horizon's HzR4010 reference design kit is provided with PCB schematics, full software design kit and documentation.

About Horizon Semiconductors

Horizon Semiconductors is a leading provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable secured video and audio compression & transmission for the consumer electronics and home entertainment markets. Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, Horizon designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a-chip solutions and related hardware and software applications. Horizon's diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable, satellite and IPTV Set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-Ray players and recorders, HDTV, Digital Video Recorders and Home Media Centers.

Horizon is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel , and may be contacted at +972-77-2020400 or at

Horizon(R), the Horizon logo(R) and Beyond Vision(TM) are trademarks of Horizon Semiconductors Ltd., and/or its affiliates in Israel , United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts: Nir Fattal, Senior Marketing Manager Tel: +972-77-2020400 Fax: +972-77-2020401 Email: Satoshi Konno, Senior Marketing Manager Tel: +81-3-57716411 (CSK-VC Office) Mobile: +81-80-34115664 Email:

SOURCE Horizon Semiconductors Ltd.

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