Socionext Inc. has started sampling the world’s first HEVC/H.265 compatible encoder IC, the MB86M31, along with an evaluation board, the MB86M31-EVB, and the software development kit for drivers and applications. The new device is capable of real-time encoding of 4K/60p video with the latest video compression technology.
The "M31” provides H.265/HEVC 4K60p real-time encoding by a single chip controlled by the host CPU via PCIe interface.
MB86M31 Block Diagram
- HW base H.265/HEVC 4K60p real-time video encoder
Support Main YUV 4:2:2 10bit Progressive / Interlaceprofile necessary for broadcasting applications
- Support multi-channel video encoding: 1080p60 4ch, 720p60 8ch, 480p 16ch Full HD (1920 x 1080) images
- Low power consumption
- Package: FCBGA-1764 35mm x 35mm
- Video capture
System Development Package
・PCIe card supports 4ch 3G-SDI input
Software Development Kit
・Including Host CPU driver, sample application(Source code)
・MB86M31 datasheet, evaluation board schematic, board design database
・Host CPU driver, Sample application software, Control command document
MB86M31-EVB Evaluation Board
HEVC achieves the transmission of realistic 4K video at half the cost of the preceding AVC/H.264 technology without a loss of quality. This new format is being adopted rapidly worldwide, as 4K video is becoming more and more popular. Real-time encoding of 4K video used to require parallel processing using multiple CPUs. The new device can perform the real-time encoding with a single chip, enabling dramatic reduction in size and power consumption of the equipment, with only 1/20 the volume and 1/50 the power of multiprocessor system, for a total of 1,000x performance enhancement. This encoder is mainly targeted at high-end equipment for professional use.
Socionext also offers 4K HEVC real-time decoder SoC solutions as well as encoders, and supports total video solutions for a wide range of applications such as broadcasting, medicals, surveillance, digital signage and others.
|Video||Encoding||H.265/HEVC Main, Main 10, Main 4:2:2 10 profile
Multi channel encoding : 4K60p 1ch,
|Peripheral||PCIe Gen 2.0 ( 4 lanes x2, 5.0 GT/s, Max payload size 1024 Bytes,
Lane reversal supported)
|Video||20bit parallel interface (4 channels) support YUV4:2:2 10bit up to 4K
Support embedded sync (CEA-861)
|System||CPU||ARM Cortex-A7 400MHz single core|
|Memory I/F||DDR3 SDRAM 1333Mbps (16bit x2, 4channels)|
|Boot Device||Serial flash, Nor Flash|
|Physical||Power supply||Internal Logic: 1.2V, Analog : 1.2V / 3.3V, I/O : 1.5V / 1.8V|
|Operating temperature||Ta = 0 to 70 degree|
|Package||FCBGA-1764 (35mm x 35mm, 0.8mm pitch )|