Amphion releases video decoder core for HEVC and VP9

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Amphion Semiconductor releases enhanced ‘Malone’ video decoder IP for SoC implementation

Amphion Semiconductor, a leading video codec silicon IP provider, today announced the release of the latest version of its highly successful, ‘Malone’ video decoder IP core optimized for SoC implementation. Architectural optimizations have enabled Amphion’s video SoC experts to realize further reductions in the size of the core area while maintaining the performance necessary to support the latest resolution and frame rate demands. In addition to supporting all legacy formats, the CS8141 version of the Malone video decoder supports the very popular HEVC and VP9 formats in a single core. VP9 is supported for Profile 0 and Profile 2 at Level 5.1, giving up to 12-bit color depth and covering resolutions and frame rates up to 4Kp60. Furthermore, for applications that require it, the core can be configured for frame rates of up to 120fps and image resolutions of up to 8K.

The Malone family of advanced video decode cores have been licensed by a number of the world’s leading semiconductor and SoC companies. Due to the modular nature of the Malone architecture, customers can select which formats they need to support and at what resolution and frame rate and Amphion will configure a highly optimized solution which is minimal in both silicon area and power consumption for their application.