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.
Broadcom’s Crystal HD technology will be available to OEMs working on video playback on the new Intel Atom processor platform for netbooks. The Broadcom BCM70015 Crystal HD solution will be offered as an option for OEMs designing netbooks using the Intel Atom processor N450 and Intel NM10 Express chipset platform. Crystal HD technology provides netbook users with a rich multimedia experience by enabling cost effective, quality playback of multi-format, high definition (HD) video. Crystal HD will be featured on 2010 netbook platforms from top-tier OEMs such as Asus, Dell and Samsung.
The PNX5130, from NXP Semiconductors, a video co-processor for enabling 3DTV, frame-rate conversion (FRC), and local backlight dimming in a single chip. The PNX5130 eliminates the need for external FPGA devices to support 3DTV. The PNX5130 enables conversion of all popular 3DTV formats to both line and frame interleaved displays, and is designed for maximum flexibility to support emerging 3DTV standards. Engineering samples of the PNX5130 are available immediately. The final software release will be available in Q1 2010.
Fresco Microchip luanched the FM1151, which is a single-chip solution that delivers fully integrated universal analog audio/video demodulation (NTSC, PAL, SECAM) and digital IF processing for the global hybrid terrestrial (DVB-T/T2, ATSC, ISDB-T, DTMB) and cable (DVB-C/ITU J.83) television markets. The FM1151 lowers system solution costs and offers excellent television performance. The FM1151 is in production now and samples are available to qualified customers.
Qualcomm is sampling the new MSM7x30 smartphone chipset family. The MSM7x30 family features a strong emphasis on multimedia performance, supporting high-definition video recording and playback, exceptional graphics with dedicated 2D and 3D cores, and an overall chip design optimized for a highly responsive, immersive web experience. The first devices based on the flagship MSM7x30 family of chipsets are expected to launch commercially before the end of 2010.
Unicoi Systems created an IPv6 Phase-2 compliant solution for adding secure, streaming audio and video capabilities to Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS). Unicoi’s Fusion Embedded Solutions deliver real-time situational awareness to personnel within the Global Information Grid (GIG). Unicoi provides a license-free operating system, a dual-mode networking stack, and numerous embedded protocols to defense applications, including deployed unmanned vehicles.