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Advantech Demonstrates Real-Time UHDTV HEVC Video Coding at IBC 2014
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, Sep 10, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- IBC 2014, Advantech (twse:2395), a leading innovator in advanced media processing technologies for broadcasting, will be demonstrating the key performance and operational benefits offered by its video processing engines. Powered by multicore digital signal processors (DSPs) from Texas Instruments (TI) with multi-codec support and optimized coding implementations, Advantech's media processing cards have proven their versatility and flexibility. The 64-cores DSP-8682, already capable of processing 5-ch of AVC-Intra 100, 10-bit, 4:2:2 at 60 fps, now performs live 4K HEVC encoding, delivering higher bandwidth and power efficiency per channel in a single full-length PCIe card.
HEVC has met the expectations on reducing encoded bandwidth, bringing light to UHDTV distribution over ever more congested and expensive networks. This higher efficiency is achieved through increasing codec complexity -HEVC encoding requires several times more processing resources than H.264. By embedding Advantech's multi-core DSP cards, video infrastructure equipment manufacturers can exploit the parallel nature of the H.265 standard. TI's codec implementation partitions encoding/decoding tasks to take advantage of not only multiple cores within a single DSP but also cores across multiple DSPs. Advantech's scalable software framework supports the distribution of video processing tasks even further, across multiple video cards. This software modularity leverages high-density designs with fast inter-DSP communications and high-bandwidth host interconnects providing unique acceleration to scalable HEVC solutions.
Advantech's fully programmable platforms also offer unrivaled flexibility. Fast-to-deploy DSP-8681, DSP-8682, DSP-8683 and DSP-8684 add-in cards have being continuously adding improved support for multiple codecs -including H.265/HVEC, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4 and JPEG2000-, resolutions -from SD to UHD- and qualities - from low-latency video conferencing to broadcasting. This upgradability guarantees the investment return by supporting customers' coding enhancements on a single long-life platform.
"Having moved out from the lab and in to production, the journey of HEVC has just started; the second version of the standard, completed in July 2014, includes range extensions, scalable coding extensions and 3D/multiview video coding," said David Lin, senior director, DSP solutions, Advantech. "Advantech's hardware designs have the processing headroom to adapt to evolving standards offering outstanding scalability, time-to-market and upgradability. These are key aspects that broadcasting equipment providers need to consider when building strong UHDTV HEVC coding solutions to differentiate themselves in a growing and competitive market with many new and disruptive players".
"Texas Instruments has been closely involved in the HEVC standardization process and has made a number of significant contributions to the specification, allowing us to optimize TI's implementation on the high-performance multicore KeyStone(TM) architecture," said Atul Verma, business manager, video infrastructure, Texas Instruments. "Choosing a programmable platform provides customers ample opportunity to add their own differentiation or integrate other specialized algorithms."
Advantech will be demonstrating its whole range of media processing engines at Advantech Booth # 9.C22 in Hall 9 during IBC in Amsterdam, Netherlands on September 12-16, 2014.
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About Advantech - Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with embedded computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there's no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible.
Advantech's DSP portfolio includes ATCA, AdvancedMC(TM) and PCI Express products, enabling unprecedented levels in DSP core density, boosting voice call capacity and increasing video transcoding quality and throughput. Multimedia Processing Engines (MPE) in full- and half-length PCIe form factor offer impressive transcoding performance and are targeted at applications in digital media, as well as a variety of broader industry markets. Advantech also offers high-level system integration by leveraging its standard product offerings ranging from a wide selection of chassis, backplanes, single-board computers (SBCs), appliances and servers. Combined with Advantech's video cards, these integrated video platforms can be tailored and configured to meet a range of system requirements in terms of video channel density, power budget, physical dimensions and cost. Such near-turn-key solutions significantly reduce the time-to-market efforts for customers and also provide optimized video platforms to the market in a timely manner.
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