Silex Insight offers low-power embedded video solution for manufacturing and automotive
Published on : Saturday 23-10-2021
Colibri is a lightweight codec optimised to encode complex graphical content and to preserve a visually lossless quality for video moving pictures.
October 2021 – Silex Insight – leading provider of video codec and AV over IP solutions – has engineered a hardware solution for easy, low-energy, low-resource compression, and transport of high-quality video in industrial environments. The IP block implements the Colibri video codec and can be easily integrated on all FPGA platforms used in the industry. It allows transporting high-quality video streams over standard IP networks, without introducing a noticeable loss of quality or delays. Uniquely, it also allows mixing video streams into a multiview application with only minimal additional processing and memory.
Using high-quality video in industrial IT networks is often challenging, even more so for in-machine or in-vehicle networks. Uncompressed video requires dedicated, expensive equipment and cabling, while compression schemes often involve expensive computation and quality loss. Silex Insight's Colibri now solves the conundrum, by offering a near-lossless low-footprint compression to video streams that run over conventional network cabling.
Colibri is a lightweight codec optimised to encode complex graphical content and to preserve a visually lossless quality for video/moving pictures up to 4K60fps over 1GbE/2.5GbE/5GbE/10GbE. It is available as a hardware IP block that is easy to integrate and that runs smoothly on any FPGA, including low-power platforms used in industrial environments and smart manufacturing.
· Low complexity – It is a very lightweight codec, with low logic size and DDR bandwidth, which is ideal for applications which demand low power.
· Zero Latency – The latency is invisible to the human eye, with 24 lines of video, which corresponds to 180 μs in 4K60fps.
· 100% Image quality – For complex graphical content, Colibri delivers crystal clear quality over 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb and 10Gb Ethernet cable.
· Multiview – Offers a unique lightweight solution to build a multiview application with many video channels (as many simultaneous streams you need).
"Colibri is unique, delivering best-in-class crystal clear graphical content and can be easily integrated on all FPGA platforms used in the industrial environments", said Jean-Marie Cloquet, Chief Technical Officer at Silex Insight. "Colibri covers all the requirements of the industry: low resources and power, zero latency, high quality, support for 8K, and it enables multiview".
In addition to the Colibri video codec, Silex Insight also offers an add-on option of a 4K60fps AV over IP transmitter and receiver solution, called VIPER. It is perfectly suited for the Colibri video codec, supporting multiview and zero latency audio/video over IP. It features high resolutions up to 4K/UHD over 1Gb, 2.5Gb or 10Gb Ethernet cable.