The Latest Algorithm Enables Low Power Consumption and High Speed Processing of Image Data
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 4, 2017 – Socionext Inc. today introduced the new "SC2000", a new image processing IC designed for drones and action cameras. The SC2000 is a new product from the "M10V" series, an eighth-generation version of Socionext’s Milbeaut Image Processors. It features the latest improvement in Socionext's proprietary Milbeaut image processing algorithm and achieves the optimum combination of high performance and low power consumption at the same time. Samples and SDKs are available today.
Since its first release in 2000, the Milbeaut series of image processors has established a track record in a broad range of applications from digital SLR cameras to smartphones, as well as industrial equipment. In recent years, video shooting using drones or action cameras has become more popular, and requirements for higher definition and video image quality are growing rapidly. High-speed processing of increased image data at low power is now an essential for these applications.
The new SC2000 has been developed to meet the challenge by incorporating the latest improvement in Socionext's proprietary Milbeaut image processing algorithm. Equipped with a digital signal processor optimized for computer vision, it also features advanced functionalities such as 360-degree, real-time panorama stitching with four cameras, image stabilization without mechanical gimbals, and rolling shutter correction. The image processing rate is 1.2 gigapixels per second, three times faster than the company's previous processor, while the power consumption is as low as 1.7 Watt in typical operating conditions.
Socionext will continue on its evolution and growth of the Milbeaut processors to provide optimal solutions for various camera and imaging applications.
Main specifications of the SC2000 include:
ARM Cortex A7 Quad 660MHz
SLVS-EC, MIPI D-PHY, MIPI C-PHY, subLVDS
PCIe Gen2 (2 lanes), USB2.0 Host/Device, USB3.0 Device,
SD, UHS-I/UHS-II, RGMII for Gigabit Ethernet
Simultaneous Processing of HEVC Codec and H.264 Codec
3-D Noise Reduction, Wide Dynamic Range Correction, HDR Support, Distortion Correction, Video Image Stabilization, Still Image Stabilization, Defective Pixel Correction
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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