CAST RELEASES JPEG CORES; FAST, COMPACT ENCODER AND DECODER READY FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS.
These cores are designed to provide high-speed, space-efficient ASIC or FPGA JPEG implementations for digital cameras, video conferencing systems, scanners, surveillance systems, and portable display devices. Their speed and simplicity makes them especially suitable for cost-effective motion JPEG applications, such as inexpensive consumer-oriented digital camcorders.
The cores offer baseline compliance with the ISO/IEC 10918-1 JPEG standard. They support all the defined JPEG data formats and possible scan configurations, handle any image size up to 64k x 64k, and feature four stream-defined Huffman and Quantization tables. The designs are programmable, fully-synchronous, and provide complete stand-alone operation with minimum memory requirements.
Significantly faster than many competing products, the new JPEG cores are expected to achieve over 70 Mega samples/second for fast FPGA families, and even higher rates for ASICs. The cores are also space-efficient: just 3700 slices were used in the slower Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA, with a speed of 55 Mega samples/second.
Licensed from graphics processing expert and CAST development partner Alma Technologies S.A. (www.alma-tech.com), the new JPEG-Fast-E encoder and JPEG-Fast-D decoder cores are available now, in HDL form for ASIC synthesis or optimized for Altera or Xilinx devices. Pricing varies; contact CAST or your local distributor for details.
The JPEG cores join CAST's general purpose IP (gpIP) line of cores, which also includes 8- and 16-bit processors, peripherals, buses, network interfaces, communications devices, and encryption functions.
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|Title Annotation:||JPEG-Fast-E encoder and JPEG-Fast-D decoder|
|Comment:||CAST RELEASES JPEG CORES; FAST, COMPACT ENCODER AND DECODER READY FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS.(JPEG-Fast-E encoder and JPEG-Fast-D decoder)(Product Announcement)|
|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
|Article Type:||Product Announcement|
|Date:||Jun 3, 2002|
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