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New Dual HD encoder. Possible application in stereo3D production?

ViXS® releases a new Family of Network Media Processors: XCode® 4100 Series

The most powerful Single Chip System on Chip HD Transcoder & Encoder Product family on the Market Today

Toronto, CANADA – September 10, 2009. ViXS Systems Inc., the leader in highly innovative and advanced networked multimedia solutions, announced today the new High Performance Single & Dual HD Transcoder/Encoder XCode® 4100 Network Media Processor family. This family of media processors is the only single chip on the market having the ability to transcode two HD 1080i60 or two 1080p30 video streams simultaneously in real-time. The transcoder engine also supports full 1080p60 MPEG-2, H.264 or VC-1 to 1080p60 MPEG-2 or H.264 transcoding. In addition the engine can support Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and Multi-view Video Coding (MVC) formats, providing product upgradability to work with the upcoming 1080p60 broadcasts and 3DTV stereoscopic broadcasts.

The XCode® 4100 Network Media Processor family includes Smart XCode™ technology which is based on sophisticated algorithms that dynamically switch between a highly efficient smart transcode and a full decode and full encode transcode mode. By taking advantage of the Smart XCode™ technology, Consumer Electronics, Set-Top Box (STB), and broadcast equipment manufacturers can develop highly flexible and robust media solutions, offering the utmost in video quality performance in their products.

The XCode® 4100 family has a powerful 1250 DMIPS application processor, allowing customers to run advanced applications for standalone multimedia products such as intelligent USB transcoders and Media Gateways. In a design that utilizes a main processor and requires video processing, the XCode® 4100 family can offer multiple advanced media processing features with the added benefit of offloading the main processor to provide additional functions such as DLNA networking. The XCode® 4100 is also targeted at advanced products such as Cable STBs, IPTV STBs, Personal Video recorders (PVRs), Place-shifting devices, Digital Televisions (DTVs), Blu-Ray PVR/Recorders, Home Media Servers and Home Networked Attached Storage (NAS) devices.

The XCode® 4100 Network Media Processor family has the following features:
■Multi-stream HD/SD Video Transcoding and Encoding:
•Full Decode / Full Encode Transcode mode
•Smart XCode™ mode
•High-speed Transcoding up to 24x faster than real-time
•Transrating : Bit-rate Reduction, Resolution Reduction and Format Conversion on the fly
•Support for HD H.264 AVC , HD VC-1, and HD MPEG2 video formats
•Support for SVC and MVC: CIF to HD resolutions
•Support for other common Internet Video formats:
-MPEG4 Part 2, H.263, DiVX, XViD, Real, Flash, etc.
•Support for simultaneous HD Transcoding + HD Encoding
■Support for multiple audio and video container formats including AVCHD for video camera, 3GP and 3GPP & 3GPP2 for 3G celluar devices, MPEG-4 Part14 for the iPhone, iPOD Touch, iPOD and PSP and other portable device formats
■Support for multiple audio formats
■Mirror Transcoding / Encoding
•HD & SD simultaneous output support
•HD Trancode + HD & SD Mirror Transcode
■Small Form Factor and Low Power Designs
•USB powered HD Transcoder
•Mini Express Card HD Transcoder
■1250 DMIPS Dedicated Application Processor
■Multiple Integrated Peripherals:
•10/100/1000 Ethernet, SATA, Dual USB 2.0
■Multiple Interconnects:
•High Speed DDR3 Memory Interface w/Security
•NAND Flash Controller w/Secure Boot
■Fully integrated security:
•Smart Card and DVB Common Interface (DVB-CI)
•Multiple Encryption and Decryption Engines
•Digital Rights Management (DRM) / Conditional Access (CA) / Content Protection (CP) support
•Transcryption between CA’s / CP’s / DRM’s

“The introduction of the XCode® 4100 family is truly an exciting event. This powerful multimedia processor IC provides the best in class when it comes to audio/video processing performance”, said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems. “The XCode® 4100 family will lead the way by providing our customers a compelling IC product specifically designed to build highly innovative and ground breaking multimedia solutions.”

Availability & Pricing

The XCode® 4100 family is currently sampling to select customers. General availability for the XCode® 4100 family of products will be in Q4 09. Please contact to inquire about pricing.

About ViXS Systems, Inc.
ViXS Systems Inc. is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio allowing seamless multimedia control, conversion, and connectivity between any class and size of digital entertainment device. ViXS Systems supplies advanced System-on-a-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world’s top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways and Blu-Ray players/recorders. ViXS Systems is a leading fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 250 patents worldwide with over 60 patents being issued to date. Listed as one of the Deloitte's fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products. ViXS can be contacted at +1 416 646-2000 or at Home | ViXS.
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