Yesterday, On2 Technologies announced the availability of its ninth-generation hardware video codec design, the Hantro 9170.

On2 Technologies said the new design supports video playback up to full HD (1080p) resolution at 60 frames per second in multiple formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Sorenson Spark, H.263, H.264, VC-1 and Real Video versions 8, 9 and 10, as well as up to 66 megapixel JPEG still images.

The video decoder core is also accompanied by a suite of image processing functions, including color space conversion, alpha blending, deinterlacing and image scaling.

Intended for chipsets targeting multimedia devices, such as DVD/Blu-ray players, HD set-top boxes, mobile phones and handheld devices, and gaming machines, the Hantro 9170 is built on silicon designs that have been deployed in millions of chips worldwide.

"This is our fastest codec ever, the result of evolution in our designs over many years," said Jani Huoponen, general manager, On2 Embedded Business Unit.

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