Ambarella AmbaCast 6000 Universal Broadcast Video Processor

Ambarella announced the AmbaCast 6000 universal broadcast video processor. The AmbaCast 6000 is a single-chip platform (encode, decode, transcode, transrate) for H.264 and MPEG-2, up to 1920 x 1080P60. AmbaCast 6000 can be configured to deploy MPEG-2 SD/HD services for North American Cable TV market, or H.264 SD/HD services for Telco TV market in Europe. The AmbaCast 6000 platform is currently sampling.

AmbaCast 6000 Features

  • One Platform for Many Services
    • Satellite – Increase number of channels per transponder
    • Cable – Increase number of channels per QAM modulator, support different video formats for Video-on-Demand (VOD) or Switched Digital Video (SDV)
    • Telco – Increase the reach of the services, drastically improve video quality, enable 3-Screens application
    • Terrestrial – Increase number of channels, support different video formats, e.g. MPEG-2 SD/HD for ATSC, H.264 for mobile and handheld
  • Unparalleled Video Quality
    • RDO – World’s first single chip supports RDO implementation for HD video
    • 3D Noise Reduction – Pre-processing capabilities include an advanced, highly programmable 3D spatio-temporal filters with Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering
  • Low Power
    • High density – 65nm process and advanced power management technology enable dense and efficient form factor
    • High reliability – High level of integration lowers system component counts, and low power reduces thermal dissipation so overall system reliability is improved
    • Green technology – Help build environment-friendly Head-end offices
  • Future Proof
    • SD to Full HD – Clear path for upgrade from SD all the way to 1080p60 Full HD
    • MPEG-2 to H.264 – Unmatched compression quality for both MPEG-2 and H.264 to enable format migration
    • Full Re-Encode Transcoding – Flexible transcoding from MPEG-2 to H.264 or H.264 to MPEG-2
    • Proxy stream – High quality 2nd stream for Youtube, mobile TV or other emerging Internet and Mobile applications

More info: Ambarella