Multi-channel codec addresses IP broadcasting

Designed for video transmission equipment, the SC2M15 is a codec IC released by Socionext for video transmission equipment. It can process decoding, transcoding and encoding of H.264/HVC video and audio signals with a single chip, and is intended for applications including digital broadcasting and video streaming through Internet Protocol (IP).

New applications, such as video distribution through IP, infrastructure surveillance and medical imaging, are driving the expansion of the video transmission equipment market. These require high stability and low overall system cost. The transition is underway from software- to hardware-based architectures. The SC2M15 codec IC meets those challenges, providing essential functions such as transcoding of multiple video streams and high image quality encoding at low bit rates.

Developed based on the company’s signal processing technology, the codec IC is equipped with sufficient functions for video transmission, which includes simultaneous transcoding of three channels of H.264 / full-HD video and audio, high image quality encoding at a low bit rate such as 1080i60 and 2Mbit/s. In addition, it is designed as a slave-type device, meaning it can be controlled by external CPU through serial interface. Users can design various equipment for applications including digital broadcasting, security systems, and medical imaging, as well as video capture and in-house video communication systems.

Volume shipments will begin at the end of September.


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