Ambarella a leader in low-power, high-definition video compression and image processing semiconductors, today announced the availability of the A5s Media Processor for the IP camera and video surveillance markets. Building on the success of the A2, the HD IP camera chip used by most leading companies today, the new A5s delivers HD H.264 multi-streaming, best-in-class image quality, a flexible ARM11 CPU, and record low power to enable IP cameras from entry-level SD to HD and beyond.
Ambarella will demonstrate the A5s IP Camera Reference Platform at invitation-only events during the International Security Conference & Expo (ISC West 2010) to be held in Las Vegas, on March 23-25 (www.iscwest.com).
With A5s, Ambarella brings a combination of industry-firsts to the IP camera market:
• Multi-streaming HD 1080p30 H.264 encode plus simultaneous VGAp30 H.264 for thumbview and 5 MPixel (MP) JPEG for high-resolution makes HD surveillance practical;
• Image Sensor Pipeline (ISP) with 3D Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF) and per-pixel Local Exposure Correction (LEC) improves video in challenging lighting conditions;
• 528 MHz ARM1136J-S™ CPU with AES/3DES crypto engine delivers performance headroom for robust application support and secure video transmission;
• Low-power 45nm CMOS technology and SoC integration enables power- and space-sensitive applications, such as battery-operated wearable HD cameras and mini-domes with analytics.