Ambric Rapid Media Processing Platform

The Ambric Rapid Media Processing[tm] (RMP[tm]) platform is a collection of five elements: the Am2000[tm] family of Massively Parallel Processing Array (MPPA) devices; the aDesigner[tm] tool suite and libraries; the Am2045[tm] GT[tm] family of reference boards; a rich set of codec IP content; and the OpenVIS compliance specification which enables interoperability of codecs under a common host application and hardware platform.

The RMP platform enables users to quickly create unique multi-codec media processing solutions. And it offers unrivaled performance, scalability, and reconfigurability by harnessing the power of 336 processors on a single chip and utilizing a practical structural object programming model. The RMP platform is available immediately to all users, vendors, and system solution providers who are using Ambric’s family of MPPAs.

The reconfigurability and scalability of the platform are two of its most important benefits. These benefits enable the deployment of multiple codecs on the same silicon. AVC-Intra, DNxHD, DVCPro HD, DV, IMX, JPEG 2000, H.264, MPEG-2 and many other video codecs and accelerators have been deployed utilizing this platform. In addition, by using the RMP platform, existing solutions can be easily upgraded in software without changing hardware or modifying system interfaces.

Another key benefit of the RMP platform is that it offers a broad collection of pre-tested codec and video processing IP content, industry-proven software development tools and libraries, and the family of Am2045 GT, Am2045 GT2[tm] and Am2045 GT2-SDI[tm] reference boards.

For users developing codecs, the RMP platform is very effective at lowering development costs because of the OpenVIS toolkit and compliance standard. The OpenVIS compliance standard is an easy-to-adopt specification that ensures interoperability of codec modules. The standard enables the plug-and-play of different codecs into the host application and the hardware. This promotes reuse of software which results in much lower development costs.

Many customers and third party IP providers are adopting the RMP platform to create a whole range of interoperable codecs and video processing IP. The limitations of using DSPs and FPGAs for advanced video processing applications have resulted in users seeking new solutions that will easily scale over time with growing market demands.

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