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Software configurable processor uses low power

Posted: 27 Jan 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:software configurable  processor  PCIe  video processing 

Stretch Inc. has developed the newest member of its S6000 software configurable processor family. The S6107 shares the same high-performance S6 engine as other S6000 family members and is optimised for low operating power.

The S6107's 17mm x 17mm package makes it ideal for power- and space-constrained applications requiring high-performance video processing. Included in the new S6107 is a PCIe interface for communicating either with host controllers in embedded applications or directly to the host PC in add-in card applications.

The S6107 has been optimised for video and image processing and is capable of multi-stream H.264 encoding using the Stretch Intelligent Encoder. The bandwidth afforded by its PCIe interface and two high-speed data ports means the processor is equally suited to processing uncompressed video streams or to performing leading edge video analytics. This makes the device ideal for high-performance video capture PC add-in cards and for stand-alone intelligent video streamers.

All S6000 family devices share a common architecture, and the S6107 is compatible with the same development environment and programming methodology used across the family.

The first Stretch reference design to feature the S6107 is the VCC6008 video capture card. Using a single S6107 device, the VCC6008 card is capable of capturing 8 channels of D1 resolution video at full frame rate. The captured video is de-interlaced and can be preprocessed with image enhancement algorithms and embedded analytics before being transferred to the host computer through the PCIe interface. The VCC6008 card is available as a production-ready OEM card and a development platform for S6107-based designs.

- Cliff Roth
Video Imaging DesignLine

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