Friday, February 03, 2012

Nethra Announces Ultra-Low Power H.264 1080p60 SoC

Business Wire: Nethra Imaging announces the first member of its NI-5 family of visual platform SoC, the NI-5035. Targeting applications such as action/sports/activity camcorders, network IP security and surveillance cameras and IP encoders, the NI-5035 delivers a new level of low power with BOM flexibility previously unavailable to system designers. The NI-5035 features an ISP, a H.264 Codec and Video Processor capable of supporting multiple encoding streams up to 1080p60, a noise reduction including 3D temporal de-noise, a video electronic image stabilization and a Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF).

"Unlike DSP based solutions available today, the NI-5035’s unique true hardware-accelerated architecture enables a much lower power profile and far greater control over the visual pipeline with the lowest-possible latency possible," said Ramesh Singh, Nethra Imaging’s CEO. "Nethra’s approach contrasts with other SoCs that utilize more power-hungry embedded DSP cores for the imaging and video ‘heavy-lifting’, thereby limiting user control and application power optimization."

Since the NI-5035 is fully hardware accelerated, the on-chip applications processor is fully available to the system software designer for performing analytics, full OS implementation and a host of image and video compute applications.

The NI-5035 is currently being designed into multiple applications and will be available for volume production in Q2 of 2012.

2 comments:

  1. The announcement would have been more compelling if it included values for the power consumption and latency times.

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