Ittiam Systems Introduces ‘Clove’ – Second Generation Hardware Platform in neonCaster Family for Low-Power Multimedia Applications
September 11, 2014
Will showcase Live 4K/UHD, 422 12 bit codecs and other advancements at its Booth in Hall 1.F27
Ittiam Systems, a leading provider of multimedia solutions, announced the addition of new hardware platform to its neonCaster family. Named ‘Clove’, the platform is based on the latest generation ARM® Cortex®-A15 processor from Texas Instruments and is suitable for most low-power multimedia applications in Industrial & Defense, Automotive and Broadcast segments. Clove compliments neonCaster Gen II NPM based on Texas Instruments TMS320DM816x processor to address newer class of applications. Clove supports implementation of single-channel H.264 encode/decode up to full HD (1080p60) and single-channel HEVC decode up to 1080p30 and simultaneous multiple channels at lower resolutions, at nearly one-third the power.
Clove, as a standalone board, with its optimized set of on-board interfaces can be used for a range of applications. For more application categories, Clove interfaces with different I/O Boards (Nova) for additional audio/video, storage and network interfaces. Clove is pin compatible with NPM and both Clove and NPM can interchangeably be used with neonCaster Gen II I/O Boards. Clove and Nova are available in Industrial operating temperature range and are ideal for low-power battery operated Industrial, Defense, Aerospace and Automotive applications.
Clove will soon be available with system software comprising of Board Support Package (BSP) and standard off-the-shelf Media SDKs for use as streaming server, media player/client, recorder, transcoder, video mixer/switcher etc. With Ittiam’s low latency Media SDK, glass-to-glass latency of ≤ 50 msec can be achieved on this low power platform.
“The innovative and dedicated design group of Ittiam has come up with a design for Clove which will help take complex specifications to a truly professional and versatile video product.”
Sheela Prabhakar, Vice President, Industrial & Defense Solutions at Ittiam Systems, said, “We have been providing reliable, high-performance embedded multimedia solutions to our customers and we are pleased to expand our portfolio with this low power solution. We will soon be offering Media SDKs on Clove and with combined hardware and software offering, our solution will help drastically reduce time-to-market to our OEM customers.”
Marc Guillaumet, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Ittiam Systems, said, “Customers are more and more appealed by our turnkey systems offerings built with our existing hardware and software IPs to design their custom products at a much reduced time and cost. At the core of this strategy are the neonCaster modular hardware and software subsystems. In this product line, we were missing a low power solution for battery operated devices. Clove will now enable to integrate video server, transcoder or client functions in portable devices, in a similar modular approach, keeping development cost minimal.”
Jukka Virtanen, Product Manager at Teleste, European technology company which offers broadband video communication networks, said, “The innovative and dedicated design group of Ittiam has come up with a design for Clove which will help take complex specifications to a truly professional and versatile video product.”
Adrian Valenzuela, Marketing Director at Texas Instruments, quoted, “Ittiam’s design of Clove platform is extremely versatile in bringing out the processor’s features and performance for wide range of applications. OEMs can greatly benefit with Ittiam’s modular hardware and software subsystems to build low-power high-performance multimedia solutions.”
Demonstration of Clove and Nova, with Clove running Ittiam Media Player SDK will be showcased at the Ittiam booth at Hall 1.F27 during IBC 2014, Amsterdam from 12 – 16 September 2014.
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About Ittiam Systems
Ittiam Systems Private Limited, headquartered in Bangalore, India, is a technology company focused on providing cutting edge multimedia solutions for a wide range of products as well as cloud services. With its wide range of components, SDKs, applications, hardware platforms, turnkey systems and cloud based workflows, Ittiam offers solutions to automotive, broadcast, consumer and mobility as well as industrial and defense markets. Embedding Ittiam IP inside, annual volume of customers’ products shipped is in several tens of millions units.
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