SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17, 2019 ---Socionext America Inc., a global leader in advanced SoC technology for video data processing, has developed a new streaming encoder unit, the “e8”. The e8 generates live 8K video streams for expanding the use of high-definition, high-quality video in an increasingly wide range of applications. It will be available worldwide in September 2019.
The e8 is equipped with Socionext’s leading-edge multi-channel, real-time encoder SoC, the MB86M31. It is capable of real-time encoding of 8K/60p video with HEVC/H.265, and enables live streaming of large, high-definition video data through IP networks. It also supports the 4:2:2 10-bit color profile required in high-quality professional video shooting, to deliver ultra-vivid, life-like video images.
The e8 comes with a 12G-SDI interface (4ch) for easy connection to a wide range of 8K cameras available today. It supports a variety of streaming protocols including HLS and RTP. With its intuitive user interface for configuring system settings, the e8 enables users to develop a high-4quality and reliable 8K live streaming system quickly and efficiently.
Additionally, Socionext has tested and verified operations in various environments by combining the e8 and the company’s “s8” media player. Connecting these two devices over the network allows users to attain an advanced video streaming solution where “high-definition”, “high-quality” and “real-time” are the essential requirements. The applications include viewing of sports and other events in the public space, and video communications in schools, commercial enterprises and other organizations. The solution can also facilitate live 8K VR streaming for the most immersive user experience possible.
Socionext will leverage its rich company experience in state-of-the-art video processing SoCs to continue to address the fast-changing and expanding needs of high-quality video distribution by delivering optimum devices and solutions.
About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America Inc. (SNA) is the US branch of Socionext Inc., one of the world’s leading fabless SoC suppliers. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, the company provides leading-edge technologies and offers a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions. Socionext America meets customers' requirements with quality semiconductor products based on extensive and differentiated IPs, proven design methodologies, and state-of-the-art implementation expertise, with full support.
About Socionext Inc.
Socionext Inc. is a global SoC (System-on-Chip) supplier and a pioneer of a unique “Solution SoC” business model through decades of industry experience and expertise. Socionext contributes to global innovation in advanced technologies including automotive, data center, networking, and smart devices. As a trusted silicon partner, Socionext delivers superior features, performance, and quality that differentiate its customers’ products and services from their competition.
Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its development and sales activities. For more information, visit https://www.socionext.com/en/.
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