Allegro DVT announced the availability of the AL-E110 video encoder IP that targets high-end video applications such as digital still cameras, action cameras, camcorders and video surveillance. It supports H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC and VP9 video formats and JPEG still images. Thanks to the true multi-format architecture and scalability, resolutions up to 8K can be supported with a competitive silicon area. Compared to the previous generation Allegro DVT encoder IP, the AL-E110 has a superior video encoding quality but at the same time, significantly smaller silicon area thanks to the new, innovative cache architecture. The AL-E110 has also multiple new smart encoding software APIs allowing the customer to reduce the bitrate considerably according to their application-specific requirements.
The AL-E110 has an optional support for 4:2:2 color coding allowing support for professional video applications such as video transcoding and broadcasting. The unique sub-frame end-to-end latency hardware option enables smooth wireless display and VR/AR applications or life-critical applications such ADAS.
The lightweight version, the AL-E110L provides a perfect solution for consumer products such as IP cameras, drones, webcams, set-top boxes and car video recorders by halving the required silicon area and power consumption but still maintaining outstanding video quality. That enables 4K solutions at very attractive price point.
Both IPs are also available as cost reduction variants (AL-E100 and AL-E100L, respectively) without the cache architecture and slightly reduced encoding toolset making them perfect for cost-sensitive, lower resolution applications like IoT and wearable devices or automotive and industrial camera systems by providing industry’s leading silicon area.
More information: Allegro DVT, 15, avenue du Granier, 38240 Meylan, France; +33 4 76 42 66 85