HEVC video hardware decoder IP targets mobile phones

January 04, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Allegro DVT announced what it claims to be the world first HEVC hardware decoder IP targeting mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, digital TVs.

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), alias H.265, is the next generation video standard, currently being developed by the JCT-VC team, a joint team between MPEG and VCEG. The finalized HEVC standard will bring up to 50% bitrate savings compared to equivalent H.264/AVC encodings. This IP can be implemented both on FPGA and SoC, supports any resolution up to 4K, and is optimized in terms of silicon area, power consumption and memory bandwidth. The current implementation fully complies with the latest available HEVC reference software (HM 9.1), and will be continuously updated until the HEVC standard is finalized. This innovative product will allow Allegro DVT's customers to tape-out soon after the final release of the standard.

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