MPEG-2 Main Profile Encoder/Decoder

Product Overview

MPEG-2 is a codec, established in 1995 as a compression format for video and is used in terrestrial digital broadcasting.

Since MPEG-2 is a standard codec implemented in all commercially available televisions sets, it is also widely used in in-house communal listening and voluntary broadcasting facilities.

TMC has developed and commercialized MPEG-2 as a very compact and high-speed compression IP, which is suitable for replacement of LSI.


  • Optimizing the encoding algorithm realizes compactness and high speed.
  • The highest level of image quality achieved by incorporating the image quality improvement technology of the new codec.
  • Enables to implement in an inexpensive FPGA, making it possible to replace the MPEG-2 LSI.


Compression Format MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818-2)
Profile/Level MP@ML, MP@H14L, MP@HL
Maximum Throughput 1920×1080 60i, 1920×1080 30p
Image Format YCbCr4:2:0
Bit Depth 8 bits
Interface Specification AXI3

This IP supports both color spaces of YCbCr and YUV.

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