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What is a codec?
Codec can stand for enCOder/DECoder or COmpressor/DECompressor. It can be a hardware circuit that performs analog-to-digital conversion and digital-to-analog conversion. It can also refer to any SW or HW that compresses and decompresses audio and video data streams.
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2007-02-16 Playing darts with performance claims
As the building blocks for DSP systems have become more complex, it has gotten harder to confidently assess how they differ from one another.
2004-07-05 Philips reference design provides low system BoM
Royal Philips Electronics announced its new Nexperia semiconductor reference design, offering one of the industry's lowest system BoM for DVD+RW video recorders.
2006-11-09 NXP processor enables advanced in-car infotainment
NXP Semiconductors has unveiled an advanced media processor, the Nexperia PNX9520, to address the growing demand for best-in-class audio and video applications in the car.
2006-01-16 NoC: A new venue for system innovation
The SoC concept has evolved through a number of design challenges over the years and so has the number of semiconductor IP blocks.
2002-10-03 Next-gen Pioneer DVD recorders integrate LSI codecs
Pioneer Corp. has selected LSI Logic Corp.'s DVxcel MPEG-2 CODEC as a key component for its first dual-drive DVD recorder and its fourth-generation single drive DVD recorder.
2003-05-23 NEL SOCs integrate four Xtensa microprocessor cores
NTT Electronics Corp. has released the Versatile and Advanced Signal Processing Architecture, and SuperENCIII MPEG-2 codec devices that integrate four of Tensilica's Xtensa microprocessor cores.
2002-08-08 NEC MPEG2 codecs consume lesser power
The 5PD61151 and 5PD61152 MPEG2 A/V codecs from NEC Electronics Inc. typically consume 70 percent lower than previous MPEG2 encoder products.
2004-08-02 Nearing the age of digital media portability
With a plethora of available portable devices, the goal now is to provide consumers with ubiquitous access to their coveted entertainment anywhere, anytime.
2003-03-10 Multichannel Common Voltage Reference
This application note presents a multichannel reference supply for the T8532 codec.
2007-01-31 Multichannel audio codecs roll for flat-panel TVs
Wolfson Microelectronics is sampling three multichannel audio codecs with flexible I/O selection and digital and analog volume control for flat-panel TVs.
2005-04-19 Motorola, Modulus Video to offer HD,SD MPEG-4 encoding solutions
Motorola and Modulus Video Inc. will work together to provide high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) MPEG-4 advanced video codec (AVC) encoder and decoder products to cable, satellite, and telecom providers globally.
2002-11-21 Motorola to adopt Hantro tech for DragonBall processor
Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector plans to license the software and hardware video codecs of Hantro Products Oy for its DragonBall MX platform.
2008-04-25 Motion JPEG demo on TMS320DM6446 (Rev. A)
This application report describes how to build a motion JPEG demo running on Texas Instruments DM6446 processor leveraging the JPEG codec combo and XDC tools provided with the DM6446 DVEVM/DVSDK package.
2004-03-05 Microsoft's Windows may become mandatory for HD-DVD
The DVD Forum, the industry group promoting the video format and developing future improvements, said its steering committee has provisionally approved Microsoft's Windows Media 9 as one of the mandatory elements of a high-definition (HD)-DVD spec.
2004-04-15 Microsoft joins DAB Forum in digital radio push
Eager to move its proprietary audio/video (A/V) codec into Europe's steadily growing digital radio market, Microsoft Corp. has brokered a full membership in the global industry group now developing digital audio broadcasting (DAB) technology.
2003-05-16 Memory cards support portable video
Wireless multimedia relies on complex video software/server technology, which in turn relies on complex processing to generate streaming video and audio.
2006-01-05 MatrixStream to showcase HD IPTV at CES '06
MatrixStream Technologies Inc. will be demonstrating at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) what it touts as the world's first H.264 AVC (advance video codec) Video on Demand and IPTV STB and PC player capable of the highest high definition (HD) signal formats with 1080 x 1920 pixels.
2008-01-16 Managing latency in video encoding, decoding
In applications where there is a closed feedback loop, latency is the most crucial aspect of the system, as it determines whether the system will be stable or not. Keeping the latency of a video codec as minimal as possible is the proper approach for such systems. In many such applications, latency measured in sub-10ms is crucial.
2007-01-24 MagnaChip expands IP offering
MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd announced that its Semiconductor Manufacturing Services business has expanded its IP offering in partnership with three IP providers.
2002-11-11 LSI Logic provides processor to Emuzed PVR cards
LSI Logic Corp. and Emuzed have partnered to provide PC manufacturers with the technology needed to enable TV, PVR, and video capture functionalities.
2002-11-22 LSI Logic codecs eye PC peripheral video apps
LSI Logic Corp. has announced two new single-chip multi-format A/V codecs that allow consumers to capture video content from any analog/digital camcorder.
2009-10-20 Low-power codecs enable improved audio
Wolfson Microelectronics has released a new family of low-power codecs, designed to enhance the audio performance and extend the battery life of portable applications.
2007-03-23 Kit enhances voice quality in hands-free apps
Zarlink Semiconductor expanded its family of voice processing solutions with the ZL38005, a device enabling high-quality voice in hands-free communication systems.
2013-04-17 KeyStone multi-core DSPs implement H.265
Aimed to deliver differentiated real-time video infrastructure solutions, TI's C6678 touts eight 1.25GHz DSP cores that offer 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed and floating-point performance.
2006-06-02 JJ-20.11-compatible interface for the DS2155 and DS21455 SCTs
This application note describes how the Dallas Semiconductor DS2155 or DS21455 single-chip transceiver can be used to create an interface that is compatible with the Japanese JJ-20.11 standard.
2005-10-03 IPTV pushes silicon, software solutions
Emerging IPTV and networked entertainment applications are placing new requirements on silicon and software
2010-12-10 IP core products round off company offerings
Imagination Technologies' POWERVR VXD392 decoder and POWERVR VXE382 encoder support H.264 MVC, WebM, stereoscopic 3D and UltraHD.
2012-04-10 Intel shells out $120M in patent buy
The chip maker has acquired about 190 patents, 170 patent applications and next-generation video codec software from RealNetworks.
2002-05-07 Intel 440MX AC-97 power/performance applications note
This application note highlights and explains the benefits of Intel's AC-97 soft technology solution while using the integrated AC-97 link interface in the Intel 440MX mobile chipset.
2010-05-12 Integrated codecs, DACs improve eBook audio
TI launched audio codecs and DACs for eBooks, MIDs and portable navigation apps that support enhanced audio features to improve the consumer's listening experience.
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