LSI Corporation has introduced what the company calls the first high definition (HD) real-time encoder with performance and quality required to support 1080p60.
The first member of the LSI Domino[X] Pro product family, the DX-1810 is a scalable platform that supports H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 compression formats. The high output quality of the LSI DX-1810 makes it an ideal encoding solution for TV program content delivery as well as for Blu-ray and HD DVD real-time authoring systems.
The DX-1810 platform achieves the performance required for high quality 1080p60 encoding at the lowest possible bit-rate by leveraging the scalability of the programmable LSI Domino[X] media processor architecture. Using interconnected media processors with special high-speed interfaces, the DX-1810 platform can be scaled to perform at 3500 billion operations per second (BOPS) or 3.5 tera operations per second (TOPS) for audio-video processing and 12 BOPS for high-level image analysis, statistical multiplexing and system level operations. The scalability of the LSI solution allows additional media processors to be added for HD level pre-processing such as motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) to improve video quality or to create dual- or triple-pass HD encoders for bandwidth constrained multi-channel broadcast applications.
The LSI DX-1810 has a programmable architecture with common APIs. This feature makes it easy to upgrade the encoding quality and reduce the output bit-rate as improvements are made to the H.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1 encoding algorithms or to support new compression formats as they become available.
LSI will be demonstrating its pioneering video compression technology and solutions at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show, April 16-19 in Las Vegas, at booth #SU13517.