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Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Hantro incorporates Microsoft's VC-1 format into new hardware decoder

The Most Complete Multi-Format Solution for Wireless IC's - MPEG-4, H.263
H.264/AVC, VC-1 and JPEG in one Design

ARM Developers Conference, Santa Clara USA - October 4th 2005 - Targeted for
wireless IC's and enabling a powerful suite of applications such as digital
still camera, video messaging, personal video player, video telephony and
mobile TV; Hantro's 7170 decoder is the first hardware solution that
combines all of the key formats for enabling mobile multimedia in one
design. The new 7170 Multi-Format Decoder supports video resolutions up to
720 x 576 and JPEG still images up to 16 million pixels. By supporting
MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 / AVC and VC-1 the decoder facilitates the playback of
the richest and most varied volume of content available.

The decoder incorporates a host of post-processing features to improve
visual performance, simplify device integration and facilitate application
development: colour conversion changes the output video to RGB format,
meeting display input requirements. Brightness, contrast and saturation
provide complete control over the visual aspects of the image. Alpha
blending and masking simplify user interface design. Cropping and scaling
enable higher resolution video / still images to be easily displayed on the
handset and, picture in picture facilitates applications such as video
telephony and channel preview for mobile TV.

"High quality video and ease of use are critical success factors for mobile
video applications. With support for all of the key formats and advanced
post-processing functionality to improve the visible quality of the video,
the 7170 is the definitive choice for implementing multimedia" says Eero
Kaikkonen - President and CEO of Hantro.

About 7170 Multi-format Decoder
A full hardware implementation; 7170 places minimal load to the device CPU
enabling D1 resolution decode at 30fps in an ARM 9 environment. Available as
VHDL/Verilog RTL source code the decoder can be integrated into 32 and 64
bit bus architectures. Standard AHB, AXI and OCP bus specifications are

About Hantro
Hantro is a world leader for multimedia technology in mobile handsets.
Providing both hardware and software based MPEG-4, H.263, H.264/AVC and VC-1
video codecs as well as a complete integration platform, Hantro is uniquely
positioned to deliver technology solutions for silicon providers, device
manufacturers and network operators.

Hantro enables the implementation of applications such as: Camcorder, Video
Player, Video Telephony and Mobile TV. For more information please visit

Press Contact:
Ann Fielder
Insight Marketing and Communications
Tel: 0208 564 6385
Email: afielder@insightmkt.com


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