FujiSoft signs a dealer contract with System on Chip Technologies Inc. Canada H.264 / H.265, MPEG2 video codec (encoder / decoder) IP core launched
Fuji Software Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, President and CEO: Senior Executive Officer: Tomoori Sakashita) has developed business to provide embedded products and design services for the purpose of sophistication and efficiency of embedded system development. This time, we have signed a dealer contract with System on Chip Technologies Inc. (Headquarters: Canada, President & CTO: Shaowen Song (hereinafter referred to as SOC)) and from February 21 (Tue), H.264 / H .265, MPEG2 codec (encoder / decoder) IP core will be for sale.
In recent years, in the field of embedded development, expectations are growing for improving image quality of video equipment and improving distribution technology. Also, in the industrial and automotive industries, video technology such as object recognition has attracted attention, and the demand for video quality is getting stronger. SOC has developed the technology related to video as IP for FPGA, and sells 4K compatible high-performance video codec IP core (H.264 / H.265, MPEG 2 encoder and decoder, transcoder). SOC's product features realize "compact logic size", "low latency", "low power consumption" and "high image quality" by hardware parallel processing architecture. We can accelerate product development by providing IP core for SOC's FPGA, modules with necessary devices, chipset products integrated in specific FPGAs, and evaluation kits.
By collaborating with SOC, Fuji Software will realize sophistication and acceleration of development in the field of video use, and will promote more efficient customers and more efficient development of embedded system.
System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies has recently released the SOC-Mcodec chipset family, which are FPGA based ASICs that meet the demand of product developers who require video/audio codecs in ASIC format.
The use-cases for the SOC-Mcodec chips are the same as for traditional ASICs, where the input and output pins are specified, taking the advantages of FPGA silicon manufacturing technology, such as 10nm chip production class, along with the high-performance codec IP cores, the SOC FPGA-based ASICs provide significantly superior performance than traditional ASIC codecs. Additionally, the SOC–Mcodec ASICs can be customized according to customer requirements, and are also upgradable.
SOC is showing 3 new products at IBC'15:
Visit booth #2.A41 to see demos running on Xilinx FPGAs, including Spartan-6, Artix-7, and Kintex-7.
"SOC Technologies' CODEC technology combined with Xilinx All-Programmable Silicon and Zynq devices provide a software-based solution that optimizes flexibility, low-power, and cost-per-channel." said Ramesh Iyer, Director of Broadcast and Professional Audio/Video at Xilinx, "This is critical to the broadcast and video streaming markets since the amount of video to be processed continues to rise while power and thermal requirements continue to decrease."
SOC will be showcasing its 4K H.264 technology via a real-time demo. 4K is expected to be the next step for consumer multimedia, with customers demanding higher resolutions, crisp quality and high framerates delivered over crowded network channels.
SOC 4K encoders achieve a latency of under 0.5 ms using its proprietary single-clock driven, all-hardware architecture. Together with low power-consumption, SOC's 4K encoders are the most efficient solutions for 4K video compression today.
System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies releases its 4K H.264 Encoder and Decoder IP Cores for Xilinx 7 series FPGAs: Artix-7, Kintex-7, Virtex-7, and Zynq-7.
The 4K H.264 Encoder IP Core can run on these FPGAs:
|Encoding Resolution & Frame Rate||FPGA|
|4K (3840 x 2160) at 30fps||Artix-7 A200T|
|4K (3840 x 2160) at 60fps||Kintex-7 K325 and bigger|
The decoder IP core can decode 4K 60fps streams on Artix-7 A200T.
Multi-channel 4K encoders and decoders are also available for FPGAs larger than the Kintex-7 K325.
SOC also offers all-in-one 4K CODEC Modules. The SOC MCM-1000A module can encode 4K at 30 fps. Two MCM-1000A modules can be combined to encode 4K at 60fps.
SOC provides an evaluation kit that uses 4 x 3G-SDI ports for 4K video input or 4 x 3G-SDI ports for 4K output, Fig. 2. This connection format has already been adopted by SOC customers in their products.