Allegro DVT, a prominent provider of video codec compliance streams and silicon video IP solutions, has launched a comprehensive range of MPEG-5 LCEVC products. This range includes LCEVC compliance streams, as well as LCEVC hardware decoder and encoder video IPs (D301 and E301). Allegro DVT’s LCEVC Compliance Streams are crucial for confirming that decoder implementations adhere to the LCEVC standard, and they are used by companies developing SoCs or devices with LCEVC decoding capabilities.
In addition to the compliance streams, Allegro DVT is releasing the E301 LCEVC Encoding HW IP, which complements its previously announced D301 LCEVC Decoding HW IP. The E301 is the industry’s first LCEVC encoding IP solution and has been developed in collaboration with V-Nova, the inventor of the LCEVC technology. It is optimized for power and silicon area, allowing system-on-chip (SoC) and ASIC designers to easily integrate LCEVC encoding into their products.
The E301 supports picture resolution up to 8K, pixel widths from 8 to 12-bits, and chroma subsampling formats ranging from 4:2:0 up to 4:4:4. It also features fast and easy SoC integration and comes with full user-configurable control software. This complete range of LCEVC HW IPs is suitable for integration into SoCs/ASICs that require hardware-based support for LCEVC encoding and decoding functions.
As LCEVC continues to gain traction in the industry, a comprehensive suite of hardware IP tools is becoming essential. Allegro DVT’s offerings are perfectly timed to meet this emerging trend, reinforcing the momentum behind LCEVC. By providing a range of products that fuel LCEVC’s adoption, Allegro DVT is helping cement its position as a transformative force that many companies are integrating into their plans.
Allegro DVT’s E301 LCEVC Encoding IP, developed in collaboration with V-Nova, produces the best encoding video quality that fully unlocks the potential of the LCEVC technology. Together with the D301 LCEVC Decoding IP and LCEVC compliance streams, Allegro DVT is enabling an easy and seamless path for SoC/ASIC companies to integrate and verify the new LCEVC standard into their products, giving them a significant competitive advantage.
MPEG-5 part 2 LCEVC (Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding) is the latest standard by MPEG and ISO. Unlike replacing existing codecs, LCEVC enhances them, reducing both costs and energy consumption of the transcoding process by up to 70%. It also augments compression efficiency by up to 40%, offering additional benefits. The standard specifies an enhancement layer that, when combined with a base video encoded with a separate codec, produces an enhanced video stream. LCEVC also enables unique benefits such as single-stream SDR-HDR backward-compatible delivery and low-latency video delivery.
Allegro DVT will be showcasing its range of LCEVC products at IBC Amsterdam from September 15-18, 2023. This event provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to learn more about Allegro DVT’s LCEVC products and their potential applications.
Allegro DVT is a leading provider of digital video technology solutions, including compliance streams and video codec semiconductor IPs focused on various industry standards such as H.264, HEVC, VP9, AV1, VVC, and LCEVC.
V-Nova, on the other hand, is committed to unlocking higher quality digital experiences at scale. With its innovative use of AI and parallel processing, V-Nova’s technologies improve data, video, imaging, and point-cloud compression. Their technologies have been granted international standard status by MPEG, ISO, and SMPTE, and they hold a portfolio of over 700 international patents.
The launch of Allegro DVT’s complete range of MPEG-5 LCEVC products marks a significant step in advancing video codec compliance and silicon IP solutions. By providing hardware IPs for both LCEVC decoding and encoding, Allegro DVT is enabling easy integration and verification of the new LCEVC standard into SoCs and ASICs, giving companies a competitive edge. With the support of V-Nova, Allegro DVT’s LCEVC products are poised to make a transformative impact on the industry.