New Super-Resolution IC For Quality 4K Video Processing


The new super-resolution process enabled ICs from Socionext is designed for simultaneous real-time decoding of HEVC-compressed 4K/p60 video and high quality output with various image processing effects. Super-resolution (SR) is basically a class of technique that enhances the resolution of an imaging system.

According to the press release, “The MN2WS03101A IC with built in HDMI Tx/Rx is compatible with HEVC Main 10 profile, and supports new copyright protection, HDR and wide colour range. The device supports 4K/p60 video all the way through input, decoding to output accommodating quality playback of 4K video such as HEVC, VP9 and H.264. It supports the up-conversion of Full HD videos with the conventional codec standards, such as H264 or MPEG-2, to 4K.”

Adding further the release mentions, “The new device is also capable of real-time, multi-channel transcoding (Four-channel Full HD videos to H.264 or to MPEG2) and 4X speed transcoding of Full HD one-channel video, which is applicable for media distribution equipment such as recoding instruments or home gateways.”


Referring to the published media release, the device is currently under sampling and company plans to roll out volume production for the mentioned IC in the second half of 2015.

Features of MN2WS03101A IC as mentioned below:

  • HDMI 2.0 Input (HDCP2.2)
  • High quality and high definition video processing (HDR, BT. 2020)
  • Stress-free special processing (image compositing, rotation, or deforming)
  • Samples in FCBGA-1177 31mm x 31mm package
New Memory That Is 1000X Faster Than NAND And 10X Denser Than Conventional Memory


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