XCode 6400 Enables New Consumer Devices with Stunning Image Color and
TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The future of Ultra HD content
distribution and display begins…now. ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a
pioneer and leader in media processing silicon solutions, today
announced that it is now shipping its groundbreaking XCode 6400 System-on-Chip (SoC) for the service provider and consumer electronics
markets. The XCode 6400 is the first SoC to successfully support High
Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) Main 10 Profile - helping drive the
transition to Ultra HD 4K across the entire content distribution value
chain. Samples of the XCode 6400 are available immediately. Production
shipments begin in January 2014, and ViXS has booked orders for
delivery in February and March.
Leveraging the XCode 6400's unique processing architecture, equipment
manufacturers are now free to design new products that push the
boundaries of performance and feature ultra-low power consumption with
sleek form factors. With the processing power to handle today's
software-intensive networking, display and streaming services, the
XCode 6400 empowers manufacturers to meet surging demand for 4K
products and take advantage of the incredible color depth and picture
clarity of 10-bit media.
"With the XCode 6400, ViXS has delivered the world's first SoC that
enables device manufacturers to deliver on the promise of 4K technology
- and to do it now," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems
Inc. "ViXS' deep customer relationships, vast technology portfolio,
and flawless execution have again enabled us to anticipate a major
inflection in the industry, and give our customers the time-to-market
advantage they need to successfully meet the demands of consumers."
The XCode 6400 SoC can decode HEVC-based content and display resolutions
up to Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160 pixels) at a full 60 frames per second.
ViXS was the leading proponent of 10-bit media processing during the
HEVC standards process, and an active contributor to the formation of
the technical specifications. The higher color bit depth allows for
smoother color transitions in video, resolving color-banding issues,
and brings more than 1 billion colors to life in Ultra HD.
ViXS' flexible, industry-leading XCode architecture enables customers to
take full advantage of its patented real-time media processing and
off-loading capabilities. The media-processing hardware cores offload
functions such as transcoding, video streaming, and audio processing,
resulting in a chip that is more cost effective, more processing
efficient, and draws less energy when compared to other architectures
relying on central processing unit (CPU), digital signal processing
(DSP) and/or graphics processor unit (GPU) technology.
ViXS will demonstrate the power of its XCode 6400 family at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (South Hall 2 - MP25953).
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media
processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer
electronics industries, with over 428 patents issued and pending
worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 28 million
media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to
Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing
professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High
Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 10 Profile, reducing
bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and
image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content.
ViXS' XCodePro 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure
equipment, and the XCode 6xxx family of system-on-chip (SoC) products
achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers
to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia
and North America. VIXS™, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.
SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.
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ViXS Systems Inc.
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