Tuesday, April 10, 2007

LSI's New Encoder Supports HD at 1080p60

LSI introduced an HD real- time encoder with performance and quality required to support 1080p60, the highest resolution format for HD content. The new Domino[X] Pro (DX-1810), which supports H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 compression formats, is an encoding solution for TV program content delivery as well as for Blu-ray and HD DVD real-time authoring systems.

LSI said its new DX-1810 platform achieves the performance required for high quality 1080p60 encoding at the lowest possible bit-rate by leveraging the scalability of a programmable media processor architecture. Using interconnected media processors with special high-speed interfaces, the DX-1810 platform can be scaled to perform at 3500 billion operations per second (BOPS) or 3.5 tera operations per second (TOPS) for audio-video processing and 12 BOPS for high-level image analysis, statistical multiplexing and system level operations. The scalability of the LSI solution allows additional media processors to be added for HD level pre-processing such as motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) to improve video quality or to create dual- or triple-pass HD encoders for bandwidth constrained multi-channel broadcast applications.

To ensure this high level of performance does not become outdated, the LSI DX-1810 has a programmable architecture with common APIs. This feature makes it easy to upgrade the encoding quality and reduce the output bit-rate as improvements are made to the H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 encoding algorithms or to support new compression formats as they become available.


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