The HD video codec integrated solution comprises both multi-standard stream processing and video processing units in a standalone subsystem with minimum load on the host CPU.
Multi-standard decoding up to 720p HD resolution is supported for a wide and extensible range of video standards like H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP/ASP (DivX), WMV9/ VC-1 SP/MP, and Google VP8 / WebM Project with upgradeability to further standards on the same device as needed.
For multi-standard video encoding like H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP/ASP, and H.263, the HD video codec integrated solution supports an enhanced set of compression tools to achieve high video quality at reduced bitrates.
Still image JPEG encoding and decoding is supported at a pixel rate up to 45MPixel/s. Furthermore, a wide range of value-add image and video processing features can be performed in parallel to decoding or encoding.
The HD video codec integrated solution is available as a drop-in solution proven in real system environments and optimized to tolerate long memory access latencies of real-world systems. Extensive conformance testing has been performed to assure high product quality and full customer satisfaction. Through its field upgradeability in silicon, the HD video codec integrated solution provides a future-proof solution for extended product lifetimes through the addition of further standards and value-add features simply by firmware update.