Kortrijk, Belgium, 07 September 2010 – Barco Silex, Barco's center of competence for embedded video coding, has presented a new JPEG 2000 IP core which performs at sub-frame latency while preserving the high quality of single-tile images. Thanks to these new cores, the cumulated latency delay to encode and decode an image becomes less than one frame. In the case of HD application, the total delay can be as low as 10 milliseconds.
"Within the image processing industry, everybody is looking for ways to reduce the latency of its system, but some applications just can't afford the delay introduced by usual codec solutions," says Thierry Pauwels, Application Engineer at Barco Silex. "We are therefore excited to present these new IP cores, as they offer a unique solution to maintain the high quality of single-tile JPEG 2000 images with sub-frame latency."
Similar to the other IP cores from Barco Silex, the new cores are based on a portable and flexible architecture that can be tuned to the specific needs of each application. The low-latency solution supports major vendors of FPGA platforms to provide customers with the most appropriate single-chip solution.
Barco's latest solution will improve the processing performance of broadcast professionals, but it is also very well suited for other markets that require low-latency codecs, such as surveillance, medical or other industrial applications where a high level of image quality is expected.
About Barco Silex
Barco Silex is a leader in contract engineering services, custom hardware and software development, as well as Intellectual Property (IP). Its high quality JPEG 2000 IP cores, developed since 2002, are optimized for all leading-edge FPGAs as well as for legacy platforms. Thanks to its continued stream of aggressive innovations, Barco Silex stays ahead of the competition. Barco Silex's history as a custom electronic design house (ASIC, FPGA, DSP, Board) specialized in video coding, cryptography, security and memory controllers goes back to 1991, offering the best guarantee for continuous support throughout the complete lifecycle of products.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 638 million euro in 2009.