October 20, 2005
-- With the growing popularity in high resolution video and image devices, from mobile phones to high definition TVs, solution providers need to have in their portfolio of products video coding and decoding (codec) solutions that can achieve 1280 X 960 and higher pixel resolution to meet today’s and future market requirements.
Mainstream (trade mark) High Definition MPEG-4 Video Codec, announced today by IndigoVision in Edinburgh, Scotland, is the first licensable MPEG-4 video codec on the market to support 1920 x 1280 size streaming video images at full 25/30 frames per second frame rates.
Mainstream captures digital video images and encodes the images to produce a compressed image compatible with the MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile standard . With user input parameters such as bit rate, quantisation factor, and frame rate, the Mainstream High Definition Video Codec offers scalable solutions suitable for products ranging from mobile phones, PDA's, camcorders, digital set-top boxes, digital still cameras to video cameras.
"We were the first to achieve silicon verified MPEG-4 at 4CIF/D1 resolution and we are proud to maintain our market-leading position by being the first to achieve 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution.” declared Steve Wright, IndigoVision’s ASIC Manager “Mainstream Video Codec has the highest performance in the market place because the design is based on a highly paralleled pipelined hardware architecture, that is superior to programmable solutions in performance, die size and power consumption”
“IndigoVision got the design right early on and is the first design team to offer scalable high definition streaming video codec solution for licensing. Because of their design approach, their solution offers the advantages of lowest power consumption for mobile devices and the greatest picture quality for high-def applications. The company provides customers and partners complete documentation and excellent support service.” Remarked Ted Chen of Sinostar.
IndigoVision's Mainstream Codec IP is a silicon-proven, high performance, low power, MPEG-4 video codec designed for ASIC and system-on-chip applications. It is fully implemented in hardware and autonomous in operation. An encoder and decoder together with a full range of matched IP video modules are available in HDL source or RTL code together with test-benches, software simulators and Demo/development PCB's.For further information see IndigoVision website for further details