Ambarella introduced the A5s Media Processor for the IP camera and video surveillance. The A5s features HD H.264 multi-streaming, excellent image quality, a flexible ARM11 CPU, and low power. The A5s family is currently shipping, with models targeting IP cameras from SD to HD and beyond. The A5s IP Camera Reference Platform with SDK is available for qualified partners. IP cameras based on Media Processor are expected to be priced below US $150.
Z3 Technology introduced the Z3-DM365-MOD-05 OEM ready module. The Z3-DM365-MOD-05 supports H.264 codec up to 720p at 30 fps (frames per second) encode and stream in applications such as low bandwidth video security, battery powered A/V (audio/video) recorder, embedded solid-state DVR (digital video recorder), video frame/digital signage, industrial applications and high definition (HD) embedded video sub-systems. The module is based on the Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320DM365 DaVinci video processor.
Aptina and eASIC teamed on a H.264 High Definition (HD) reference design that is capable of supporting up to 720p/30fps rates. The eDVR92-based H.264 HD reference design is aimed at enabling and simplifying the development for a new class of low-cost HD applications and making low-cost HD solutions available for the masses. It is ideal for low-cost HD camcorders, baby monitors, public transportation, wireless surveillance, medical, and industrial/automotive vision systems. The eDVR92-based H.264 HD reference design is available now from eASIC. Pricing for the eDVR9200 CODEC IC starts at $4.95 in high volume.
Texas Instruments (TI) unvieled the DM368IPNC-MT5 Internet Protocol (IP) camera reference design. The DM368IPNC-MT5 camera reference design provides low power, high definition (HD) video processing for video surveillance applications. The DM368IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design with H.264 main profile 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps) offers compression in a full HD solution, with the complete camera utilizing only three Watts. The IP camera reference design is based on a new DaVinci video processor. The DM368IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design is available for USD $995.