January 11, 2017 -- A Chinese integrated circuit design company, who provide professional chip solutions for intelligent cellphone, tablet computer, phablet, TV box, on-board navigation and IoT, has received first-time working silicon of SingMai’s PT5 broadcast quality analogue video decoder.
The requirements of NTSC and PAL video decoding have become ever more demanding. For example large screen displays, with their necessity for de-interlacing, will exacerbate any remaining artefact from an analogue decoder.
And MPEG compressed transmission and recording of analogue video, because the motion estimation cannot discriminate between noise/artefacts from the decoder and true image motion, can waste as much as 20% of the compressed video bandwidth with the video artefacts from a traditional line-comb video decoder.
Analogue SD video can still offer a high quality solution to many video systems, such as CCTV/security, vehicle cameras and remote inspection, as it may be transmitted very long distances with little degradation and allows long recording times, all at considerably lower costs than HD.
The PT5 decoder can produce near HD quality images from a high quality SD source, using proprietary 3D comb filters with integrated video noise reduction. Its artefact free outputs allows the following video processing such as de-interlacing or compression to perform to its maximum, whilst extracting every possible detail from the most demanding images. The required field and frame memories may be shared with subsequent memory on the video SOC, such as display processing or compression.
The PT5 is also compatible with the Sony 960H format allowing even higher resolution images yet maintaining compatibility with legacy NTSC/PAL formats. The PT5 decoder, and its companion PT8 encoder, are compact, affordable and easy to implement IP cores and are field proven with many customers for both FPGA and ASIC platforms.
For further information please contact:
Daniel Ogilvie, SingMai Electronics.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +66-81-7576661.