TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies
Inc. (Amex: ONT), a leader in video compression technologies, today
announced the release of the Hantro(TM) 8190 multi-format configurable
hardware RTL video decoder. Offering mobile phone and device designers a
highly optimized hardware decoder, the Hantro 8190 supports the hugely
popular Adobe Flash video format plus a wide range of popular and emerging
formats used for mobile video, Internet video, broadcast video and
video-conferencing. The Hantro 8190 supports H.263, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
VC-1, Sorenson Spark and VP6(TM) video formats, along with up to 16MP JPEG
still images. This portfolio of decoders gives mobile users access to video
content created with a broad range of codecs, including QuickTime, DivX and
multiple generations of Adobe Flash video, used by websites like
YouTube(TM) and Facebook.
Designed for rapid integration with ARM, MIPS and other embedded CPU
and DSP cores, the Hantro 8190 RTL is optimized for ultra low power,
concise silicon area, high performance and high-definition (1080p HD)
resolutions. The design is capable of decoding H.264 format high profile,
1080p resolution video at 30fps using a clock frequency under 165MHz.
Silicon area can be optimized for unique applications by selecting only the
formats and screen resolutions required. Further optimization can be
achieved by sharing internal memories with a video encoder, such as the
"The Hantro 8190 really demonstrates the synergy of On2's recent
acquisition of Hantro. For the first time, we are integrating proprietary
On2 video codecs-like VP6-into a Hantro RTL core," said Bill Joll,
president and CEO of On2 Technologies. "Handset designers and consumers can
now have all the video they want, from almost any video source, including
hi-def resolutions, with a single hardware video decoder."
On2's Hantro hardware RTL decoders are already incorporated into dozens
of mobile chipset designs and commercially-deployed end user devices. They
have been widely cross-tested for interoperability with hundreds of video
encoders. In addition to video decoding, the Hantro 8190 includes several
image- processing features that enhance mobile video performance and
usability. The RTL design incorporates color conversion, image scaling,
image rotation, brightness, saturation and contrast adjustment, image
cropping, picture-in- picture, programmable alpha blending for
semi-transparent text overlay, dithering and de-interlacing for progressive
The Hantro 8190 is now available for licensing from On2. The product
comes complete with RTL source code for VHDL or Verilog, RTL test bench and
test data, ANSI C driver source code and complete technical documentation.
Pricing and support can be obtained by contacting On2 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On2 Technologies (Amex: ONT) ensures a compelling video experience for
any video application anywhere. From low bit rate to high definition (HD),
On2 provides optimized video compression technology enabling innovative
solutions for application developers, content and service providers, chip
vendors, device manufacturers, digital signage companies and beyond.
Through continual innovation On2 satisfies the toughest power,
bandwidth and quality requirements for video. The company's proprietary
(TrueMotion(R) VP6(TM), VP7(TM)) and standards based (MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
H.263, H.264, VC-1) codecs dominate with more than 1 Billion deployments in
the internet, 300+ Million in mobile and are proven in silicon with over 25
semiconductor manufacturers globally.
Established in 1992 and headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, On2 has
offices and partners in Finland, Germany, UK, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea
and India. Customers include Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Freescale, AMS, Atmel,
Adobe/Macromedia (Flash video), AOL, Skype, Facebook, VideoEgg, Brightcove,
Move Networks and XM Satellite Radio. For more information please visit
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