The convergence of TV, Internet and mobile video platforms is creating an opportunity for equipment manufacturers to expand their footprint into new territory. Broadcast TV OEMs must now develop a mobile strategy, and Telecommunications OEMs are merging IPTV and Content Delivery Network (CDN) services into their platforms.
These new video platforms must serve HD content at 720p or 1080p to TVs and PCs, while at the same time integrate Internet and mobile video, sometimes into the same stream. Operators want to deliver new social media applications to the TV, including Internet video feeds and video conferencing in the living room.
These platforms require a huge amount of transcoding between H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2 and H.264.
Three-Screen Video Solutions
Lowest Power Consumption
The single most important design obstacle is always power consumption. Given the tremendous processing power required to transcode or adapt high-definition video, power consumption quickly becomes the limiting factor when designing hardware.
Octasic’s revolutionary Opus DSP core eliminates this issue, by consuming three times less power than competing solutions.
With Octasic’s very low power DSP core, there is no need for multiple disparate types of processors to accomplish video transcoding. Octasic’s devices are composed of arrays of Opus DSP cores, interconnected through a memory bus. There is no need for control processors, or hardware video engines, which complicate development and debugging.