Ateme Introduces H.264 Decoder Baseline for Embedded Platform

6/23/2004 - After the delivery on PC platform, and following its development roadmap, Ateme is proud to announce the availability on embedded platform of its H.264 decoder Baseline and Main Profile libraries (Texas Instruments DM642 and C64x DSPs).

Offering remarkable performances and optimization, Ateme’s H.264 decoder runs on a single DM642 @ 600 MHz DSP. It is fully compliant with ISO 14496 part 10 (MPEG-4 AVC - Advanced Video Coding).

Complete benchmarks (for DSP and PC) are available on product datasheet (contact us at for more info and product demos).

Thanks to its long experience in the field of Video Compression algorithms (MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, JPEG…), and of course the well-known Audio/Video codec Nero Digital (, Ateme is working on a Full D1 H.264 real-time encoder for embedded applications (using DSPs and FPGAs). This very high quality encoder is designed to meet broadcast and broadband markets expectations.

“Multiple algorithmic breakthroughs and careful optimizations have enabled Ateme to reach unprecedented speeds and quality for its video codecs on various platforms, making Ateme the recognized leader in speed and quality. Leveraging this experience, we are confident to deliver the best and fastest H.264 codec”, said Dominique EDELIN, Ateme’s Technical Director. “The improved quality of H.264 requires intense computational power making it a very exciting challenge for real-time implementation; we are well on our way to winning it.”

The H.264 encoder and decoder will strengthen Ateme’s broadband and consumer electronics product lines:

Ateme, headquartered in France (, is a world-leading provider of hardware and software systems for audio and video compression on DSP. Ateme delivers custom services on top of its development boards and algorithms. Since 2002, Ateme centers its strategy on applicative market-oriented reference designs which target video-security, broadband and consumer electronics domains. The result for OEMs is a faster product design, a shorter time-to-market and overall costs reduction. Ateme operates worldwide thanks to its distribution network in Europe, Asia and North America

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