SAN FRANCISCO—Image processing IC vendor Ambarella Inc. Thursday (March 31) rolled out a new camera SoC that the company said brings high-quality 1080p60 H.264 performance to the video surveillance market.
Ambarella's A7 IP camera SoC integrates a high-performance image sensor pipeline with up to 500 MHz pixel capture rate with a multi-streaming 1080p60 H.264 encoder and power consumption below 1.5 Watts, according to Ambarella (Santa Clara, Calif.).
The A7 also leverages Ambarella’s professional broadcast encoding and 3-D noise reduction technology to deliver video at exceptionally low bitrates, even in complex high-motion and low-light scenes, Ambarella siad.
A7's 3-D motion compensated noise reduction eliminates the motion smearing and ghosting artifacts that are commonly associated with motion adaptive 3-D filtering, the company said. The chips flexible video engine delivers up to 1080p60 + VGA H.264 High Profile encoding, or the combination of streams, such as two 1080p30, four 720p30 streams, or 5 Megapixel at 24 fps, Ambarella said.
Ambarella said it would demonstrate the A7's performance during the International Security Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, April 6 to April 8.
The A7 IP camera SoC is sampling now, Ambarella said. According to Chris Day, Ambarella's vice president of marketing and business development, the device will be in products that hit the market beginning late this year or early next year.
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