Imagination Technologies has a long history of providing high quality video decoding cores to high volume consumer electronics markets. Our advanced multi-standard video decoder technology provides our customers with the confidence to create reliable multimedia system on chip solutions where die size, power consumption and adherence to standards are critical to the success of their products.
The PowerVR™ range of multi-standard video cores offer performance scalability from single stream low-definition video decode acceleration to multi stream high-definition hardware video encode and decode. The widest range of multi-standard format support includes: H.264 (High, Main and Base Profiles), H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WMV9/VC-1, AVS and JPEG.
The PowerVR VXD range of multi-standard video accelerators decode a range of compressed video formats on a multi-standard basis utilizing multimode hardware. By accelerating performance intensive functions they vastly decrease the CPU power required for video decode and are ideal for use in handheld and mobile applications. PowerVR VXE video encoders deliver several key attributes which are paramount in efficient systems: low power consumption, small size and high picture quality. The host CPU has minimum work to do because PowerVR VXE cores can process all the compression tasks from image to elementary stream.
PowerVR multi-standard video codecs enable hardware encode and decode for a range of compressed video formats on a multi-standard basis. These codecs offload the complete video functionality to give the lowest CPU power requirements. Despite having massively multi-standard capability (or any combination of standards to minimize royalty costs) PowerVR video cores typically take up comparable silicon area to single standard solutions.