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.

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)
ProfileUp to High
Resolution/FPSUp to 1080p60fps
Chroma
  • 4:2:2
  • 4:2:0
Input Formats
  • Elementary Stream (ES)
  • Transport Stream (TS)
Output Formats
  • Elementary Stream (ES)
  • Transport Stream (TS)
Latency0.5 ms
Power Consumption1.5 W
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 an FPGA-targeted Netlist
  2. Core instantiation reference design
  3. Integration Guide, API Register Guide

Product Evaluation Kits


The H.264 to MPEG-2 Transcoder IP Core can be evaluated on SOC's Evaluation Kits. Evaluation kits include a carrier-board with all the ports and extensions needed for most video-based applications. The module and carrier board firmware are reconfigurable, and we can license board files if needed.

Begin the evaluation process by any of these methods:

Support


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