The world-leading hardware IP provider, Chips&Media, pre-released the multi-standard HW IP named WAVE517, targeting 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD), which is the first in the industry to support almost every codec standards for the UHD in the market, including the MPEG standard HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) standard known as H.265, AVC/H.264, Google’s VP9, Chinese AVS2 and AOM's AV1 with optimized size and stable decoding performance.
The WAVE517 is architected for real-time decoding video capability of 4Kp60 content at 450MHz in HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, VP9, AVS2, and AV1 standards, and may achieve up to 8K resolution. Also, it’s cost-effective as it is architected to pick out and reuse sharable blocks from various codec standards and apply to the common blocks; in which the IP architecture becomes streamlined with minimum logics and memories fitting into small-sized SoCs.
In addition to its superior 4K60fps performance, the WAVE517 also provides maximum bandwidth efficiency and exceptionally low power consumption, which are today’s most demanding requirements across all connected devices. It employs frame buffer compression technology named CFrame which can save on average 50~80% bandwidth access to memory.
The WAVE517 is suitable for applications across various industry segments including ultra-high-definition televisions(UHDTVs), set-top boxes(STBs), VR·ARs, smartphones, tablets, data servers, and any others with super-high resolution.