Nero licensed its Nero Digital IP core to VIA Technologies, Inc., leading suppliers of system components for the PC and embedded markets.
The Nero Digital decoding core solution is hardware-based and capable of full ISO/IEC 14496-10 Advanced Video Coding Standard (MPEG-4 Part 10) compliance decoding up to a resolution of 4096 x 4096.
?In the search to find a solution that met our needs for integration into a wide range of solutions, the Nero AVC/H.264 core solution came out as the clear winner enabling exceptional performance over a wide range of video formats,? said Tzumu Lin, Senior Vice President, VIA Technologies, Inc
The Nero Digital decoder core has very low hardware requirements and supports Baseline, Main, Extended and High Profiles. It synthesizes with major digital cell libraries, and can decode SD content with as low as 40MHz frequency, and HD 1080p and 1080i with 200MHz. It is optimized for low internal SRAM usage and provides pixel-perfect output with AVC/H.264 compliance streams and ?real world? streams of different encoders on the market.
The Nero Digital AVC/H.264 decoder IP core accesses DDR or SDRAM memory over a 64-bit shared bus, making it simple to integrate with existing SoC designs. The IP core streams in source video via serial, PCI, or Ethernet, and other interface types can be implemented in a custom silicon solution along with various controller options.