MathStar Debuts Next Generation MPEG-2 Encoder IP Core for Arrix FPOA

MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, announced the release of its second generation MPEG-2 Encoder Intellectual Property (IP) core for applications using the company’s field programmable object array (FPOA) chips. Building on the successful integration of its first generation core into high-performance video customer LG Electronics’ MPEG-4/H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoder solution for the hospitality industry, MathStar’s enhanced core supports full 4:2:2 color space, 1080i/720p resolution encoding, and optional MPEG-2, Part 1 compliant transport stream encoding for packet networks and broadcasting.

Utilized by multiple customers in professional and broadcast video applications, MathStar’s IP cores speed time to market by enabling quick and efficient deployment of performance-demanding FPOA designs.

“Our second generation MPEG-2 Encoder IP strengthens MathStar’s expanding IP portfolio and demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing advanced video encoding and transcoding solutions,” said Dan Sweeney, MathStar’s President and COO.

MathStar will demonstrate its MPEG-2 encoder core for the Arrix Family FPOA in an MPEG-4/H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoder utilizing a live DirecTV(R) 720p feed at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show April 14-17 in Las Vegas.

About MathStar, Inc.
MathStar (NASDAQ: MATH) is a fabless semiconductor company offering best-in-class, high performance programmable logic solutions. MathStar’s field programmable object array (FPOA) can process arithmetic and logic operations at clock rates of 1-gigahertz, which is up to four times faster than even the most advanced FPGA architectures in many applications. MathStar’s Arrix family of FPOAs are high-performance programmable solutions that enable customers in the machine vision, high-performance video, medical imaging, security & surveillance and military markets to rapidly and cost effectively innovate and differentiate their products. FPOAs are available now and are supported by development tools, IP cores, application notes and technical documentation.