cineramIC™ IP Core Now Decodes up to 4K-3D 60Hz Video or 16 HD Streams for Prosumer Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--October 20, 2010--Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in advanced, interoperable HD connectivity solutions for consumer electronics, today announced its enhanced, scalable cineramIC™ ultra high-definition video decoder. The cineramIC IP core is now capable of decoding up to 4Kx2K 3D at 60 frames per second — the leading edge of digital video technology advancements for prosumer and professional cameras and displays, including support for multi-channel decoding of up to 16 HD video streams simultaneously. The cineramIC IP core is designed for integration into ASIC system-on-chips (SoCs) for next-generation ultra high-definition digital televisions (HDTVs) and set-top-boxes (STBs) as well as prosumer and professional camera applications.
The cineramIC IP core can satisfy a wide range of high-definition digital imaging applications, while meeting SoC manufacturers’ performance, cost and low power consumption requirements. The IP core’s unique, scalable design delivers the following features:
- Dual-stream 4K video decoding (3D at 60 frames per second).
- Support for H.264, MPEG-1/2 and VC-1 decoding standards.
- MVC (Multi-view Video Coding), an extension of H.264 that supports multi-view video for 3D movies, sports and surveillance applications.
- Fully automatic multi-stream decoding for up to 16 HD streams, with error detection and concealment with minimal software processing.
- JPEG decoding of images up to 16Kx8K size at a rate of 9 pictures per second for 32 megapixel (MP) pictures.
- Up to 8Kx4K digital video decoding at 30 frames per second.
“Silicon Image is leading the industry in enabling the latest digital video advancements with this high performance 4K-3D video decoder IP core,” said Ron Richter, director of worldwide IP core licensing at Silicon Image, Inc. “This scalable technology can be utilized in applications ranging from prosumer cameras and video players as well as broadcast equipment to multi-channel HD video products.”
MVC has recently gained broad market interest due to the increasing demand of 3D content. In addition to its high performance decoding capabilities, Silicon Image’s cineramIC IP core also supports H.264-MVC, which is designed to decode multi-channel 3D video while maintaining the highest quality. MVC enables the creation of a single video stream from multiple cameras, while maintaining backward compatibility with existing H.264/AVC codecs.
Silicon Image’s family of IP cores includes a broad range of HDMI® technology solutions, Serial ATA (SATA) storage, RAID controller and image signal processor (ISP) camera IP up to 18 MP. For more information about Silicon Image’s complete IP core product offering, visit our website at http://www.siliconimage.com/iplicensing/index.aspx.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of advanced, interoperable connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-Ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, as well as the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ (Serial Port Memory Technology) and MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link). Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/.