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.


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


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