Mountain View, Calif.-- Cradle Technologies has ported Jaxstream Inc.'s MPEG4 encoder to the Cradle CT3400 Multiprocessor DSP (MDSP), the two companies said.
The Jaxstream encoder incorporates an integrated multilevel motion detection algorithm and uses less than 80% of the available MDSP processing power. This leaves room for additional customer defined functionality, such as audio codecs, an IDE hard disk interface, image enhancement, object tracking, encryption, or other proprietary tasks, that might normally require an additional chip.
The MPEG4 encoder, representing intellectual firmware that resides on the Cradle chip, implements the MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile at Level 5. The encoder creates MPEG4-compliant digital video streams and supports one D1 (720x480) channel or four SIF (352 x 240) channels resolution at real-time frame rates.
"Our MDSP architecture provides companies such as Jaxstream with a powerful and stable platform on which to embed their proprietary software," stated Chuck Fox, Cradle's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "Jaxstream's goal was to deliver a fast, robust and scalable video-encoding product in a cost effective package," said Roger Li, Director of Engineering at Jaxstream.
Cradle's CT3400 is a C-programmable multiprocessor DSP (MDSP) comprising eight 32-bit DSP cores, six 32-bit RISC cores, and a flexible 128-pin programmable I/O subsystem. The platform provides a flexible and integrated multi-media processor that can support the newest H.264 and MPEG4 codecs.
For more information about the Cradle product line, visit www.cradle.com.
For more about Jaxstream, visit www.jaxstream.com.