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FujiSoft signs a dealer contract with System On Chip Technologies Inc. Canada


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.


SOC Releases Video/Audio Codec Chipsets, SOC-Mcodec

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 Releases 8K Low-Latency H.264/AVC Video Encoder

System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies has recently released its super-low-latency H.264 Video Encoder IP core for 8K resolution. The IP core can run on the Xilinx Kintex-7 XC7K410T FPGAs (or bigger). The SOC 8K H.264 Encoder IP core is a direct upgrade from its 4k video encoder which is currently very popular in the video industry. All of the key features of the 4K encoder, including small silicon footprint, low latency, low power, and high video quality, are preserved in the 8K encoder IP core.


SOC Demonstrating New and Updated CODECs at IBC'15

SOC is showing 3 new products at IBC'15:

  1. 4K H.264 Encoder and Decoder IP Cores,
    featuring low-latency (less than 0.5ms) 4K video at 60 fps.
  2. H.264 Encoder to UDP/IP Stack × 2 to H.265 Decoder system
    with just 10ms latency.
  3. H.265/HEVC Video Encoder

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."


Visit SOC at IBC 2015

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.


SOC Releases an improved low-latency Ethernet+UDP/IP Network Stack IP Core for Video Transmissions

System-On-Chip (SOC) Technologies has recently released a super-low-latency Ethernet+UDP/IP Network Stack IP Core for all Xilinx FPGAs. The core is especially advantageous for real-time video communications such as FPV control. By combining SOC’s zero latency H.264 video encoder/decoder (less than 0.25ms), and this super-low latency network stack, SOC has achieved less than 15ms glass-to-glass transmission latency.


SOC Technologies Releases 4k H.264 Encoder and Decoder IP cores for Xilinx 7 series FPGAs

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.