H.264 to MPEG-2 Transcoder IP Core


The H.264 to MPEG-2 Transcoder IP Core is a stream converter engineered based on SOC's ultra-low latency H.264 Video Decoder and the MPEG-2 Video Encoder cores. The H.264 to MPEG-2 Transcoder IP Core provides low-latency, and high quality video conversion from H.264/AVC streams of any profile to MPEG-2 streams of any profile. p. The H.264 to MPEG-2 Transcoder IP Core can fit into a Xilinx Artix-7 A200T FPGA for one channel transcoding, and larger FPGAs for multi-channel transcoding.

Specifications


Standard
  • MPEG2 (ISO/IEC 13818)
  • H.264 (ISO/IEC14496-10)
Profiles
  • High
  • Main
  • Baseline
ResolutionsUp to 1080p
Frame RateUp to 60fps
Chroma
  • 4:2:2
  • 4:2:0
Output Formats
  • MPEG-2 Elementary Stream (ES)
  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream (MTS)
Input Formats
  • H.264 Elementary Stream (ES)
  • H.264 ransport Stream (MTS)
Latency0.5 ms
Power Consumption1500 mW (core only)
Example FPGAs
Xilinx
  • Spartan-6 LX150
  • Artix-7 A200T, 2 channels
  • Kintex-7 K325, 4 channels
Intel
  • Cyclone-IV,V
  • Arria-V
  • Stratix-IV,V

Product Table


CodeAudioPrecisionFramerate
TC-VA-H264-MPEG2-8b-30-1080-IPVideo+Audio8 bits per pixelup to 30fps
TC-V-H264-MPEG2-8b-30-1080-IPVideo Only8 bits per pixelup to 30fps
TC-VA-H264-MPEG2-10b-30-1080-IPVideo+AudioUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 30fps
TC-V-H264-MPEG2-10b-30-1080-IPVideo OnlyUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 30fps
TC-VA-H264-MPEG2-8b-60-1080-IPVideo+Audio8 bits per pixelup to 60fps
TC-V-H264-MPEG2-8b-60-1080-IPVideo Only8 bits per pixelup to 60fps
TC-VA-H264-MPEG2-10b-60-1080-IPVideo+AudioUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 60fps
TC-V-H264-MPEG2-10b-60-1080-IPVideo OnlyUp to 10 bits per pixelup to 60fps

Deliverables


  1. IP Core as targeted FPGA Netlist
  2. Core instantiation reference design
  3. Documentation

Product Evaluation Kits


The H.264 to MPEG-2 Transcoder IP Core can be evaluated on SOC'sDevelopment Boards.The boards can also be used for product development, having the ports and extensions necessary for most video-based applications. SOC provides and licenses reference designs and board files if needed.

Begin the evaluation process by any of these methods:

Customer Support


  • Telephone/email support.
  • IP Core updates/maintenance subscription.