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Conexant unveils H.264-compliant HDTV semiconductor family

Conexant Systems introduced a family of MPEG-4 video decoders for HD digital broadcast television systems.

According to the company, the CX2418X is the world's first family of decoders compliant with the MPEG-4 advanced video coding AVC/H.264 standard, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10. This technology allows digital broadcast TV service providers to improve bandwidth use, enabling delivery of a wider range of video, voice and data broadcast programming.

H.264 compression provides greater recording capacity on set-top boxes with personal video recording capabilities, an increase in the number of HDTV channels that a broadcaster can transmit and the ability to do live broadcast-quality video content over the Internet.

Samples of the CX24180 are available now, with volume production for the complete family of devices scheduled for the second quarter of 2005.

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