Socionext Introduces High Image Quality, H.264 Full-HD Multi-Channel Codec --- Offers Optimum Solutions to the Growing Market of Video Transmission Equipment ---

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2016 /CNW/ -- Socionext America Inc., an emerging leader in advanced SoC technology for video and imaging systems, today announced the release of SC2M15, a new codec IC designed for video transmission equipment. The device can process decoding, transcoding and encoding of H.264/HVC video and audio signals with a single chip, and is suitable for applications including digital broadcasting and video streaming through Internet Protocol among others. Socionext will start volume shipments of the SC2M15 at the end of September.

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In addition to the conventional digital broadcasting, new applications such as video distribution through Internet Protocol (IP), infrastructure surveillance and medical imaging are driving the expansion of the video transmission equipment market. Requirements for these kinds of equipment include higher stability and lower overall system cost. To keep pace with such needs, the transition is underway from software-based to hardware-based architectures. Socionext's new codec IC meets those challenges, providing essential functions such as transcoding of multiple video streams and high image quality encoding at low bit rates.

Developed based on the company's long-time experience on signal processing technology, the SC2M15 is equipped with all the necessary and sufficient functions for video transmission, which includes simultaneous transcoding of three channels of H.264 / full-HD video and audio, high image quality encoding at a low bit rate such as 1080i60 and 2Mbps. In addition, the SC2M15 is designed as a slave-type device, meaning it can be controlled by external CPU through serial interface, giving users the freedom to design various equipment for wide range of applications including digital broadcasting, security systems, and medical imaging, as well as video capture and in-house video communication systems.

Socionext aims to be the world's leading solution provider in the video transmission equipment market, by offering advanced codec products like SC2M15 and related services.

Main specifications of SC2M15 include the following:

Video

Encoding

H.264 4:2:0 8bit (up to 1080p60, 1080i60)


Decoding

Multiple channel operation: one input to three output


Transcoding

H.264 4:2:0 8bit (up to 1080p60, 1080i60)



MPEG2 4:2:0 8bit (up to 1080p60)



MPEG2 to H.264,



H.264 to H.264



Multiple channel operation: maximum 1080i60 x 3 channels




Audio

Encoding

MPEG-2 AAC, HE-AAC and MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2


Transcoding

MPEG-2 AAC, HE-AAC and MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2


Pass Through*

MPEG-2 AAC, HE-AAC and MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2, AC3




Image Pre-Processing

Scaling



OSD overlay*



De-interlacing

Interface




Control

UART x 1ch


Stream

TS-Serial Input x 2ch, Output x 2ch, Ethernet MAC (RGMII) x 1ch


Peripheral

USB Storage (2.0 x 1ch, 3.0 x 1ch)


Audio/Video




I2S Input x 1ch, I2S Output x 1ch,



Video Parallel Input (YCbCr422) x 1ch,



Video Parallel Output (YCbCr422) x 1ch,



HDMI-Tx  x 1ch

System                              




Memory

(16bit x 2) DDR3 1600Mbps x 2


Boot Device

NAND Flash ROM


Package

FC-BGA (35mm x 35mm, 1.0mm-pin pitch)





* Optional


Click here for more information on Socionext video processing Codecs
http://us.socionext.com/products/video-processing-encoders

About Socionext Inc.

Socionext is a new, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip products to customers worldwide. The company is focused on imaging, networking, computing and other dynamic technologies that drive today's leading-edge applications. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities. For more information, visit us.socionext.com.

For product information, visit the company's website at http://us.socionext.com, e-mail sna_inquiry@us.socionext.com or call 1-844-680-3453. For company news and updates, connect with us on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/socionextus) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/socionextus)

Company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and subject to change without advance notice.

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SOURCE Socionext America Inc.

For further information: Sherry Chen, Socionext America Inc., 1-408-737-5654, sna_pr@us.socionext.com; Dick Davies, IPRA, 1-415-652-7515, ipra@mindspring.com, http://us.socionext.com


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