Vanguard Software Solutions Debuts AVC-I Encoder and Decoder Core for FPGA Devices

Vanguard Software Solutions introduced their AVC-I encoder and decoder core for FPGA devices. A SVC codec core will be available in the fourth quarter. In addition, VSS is also developing a new HEVC FPGA core that will be available next year. The HEVC core will provide customers with access to real-time, HEVC functionality with FPGA flexibility.

According to Vanguard, the VSS FPGA Cores bring together the ingredients to create customized FPGA digital video solutions for digital video communications and broadcasting. Engineers can develop complete hardware solutions for video encoders and video codecs using highly parameterized VSS cores to provide scalability. VSS cores can be customized and optimized for the features needed to achieve the desired performance, core size, memory bandwidth and power consumption.

VSS FPGA Cores provide memory organization flexibility so that the number of memory units and memory channels can vary to meet the solution requirements. This enables implementations to efficiently share access to external memory units among multiple data masters, and support on-chip microprocessor control, customizable memory controller priorities, and scalable performance based on dynamic structure changes. In addition, C models for all the encoder and decoder cores are also available at the same time for rapid design and integration.

VSS AVC-I Hardware Encoder IP Core Features

  • 1080p60, 1080i, 720p support
  • Up to 300 Mbps bitrate
  • Up to HD resolution (1920×1088)
  • 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 chroma sampling
  • 8 and 10 bit sampling
  • High10 and High422 intra profiles
  • SMPTE AVC-Intra Class50, Class100
  • All intra prediction modes
  • High quality intra mode decision
  • CABAC, CAVLC

More info: VSS AVC-I Hardware Encoder (pdf)