NXP Brings IP Security Cameras Into Higher Definition

NXP Brings IP Security Cameras Into Higher Definition 
Advanced High Definition Video Processors Deliver Clearest Video at
Lowest H.264 Bit Rate 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and BEIJING -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 --
 In a breakthrough for high-definition (HD) network video
surveillance, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced
its Advanced ASC884xA and ASC885xA series of single-chip video
processors for HD IP security cameras. These devices integrate
virtually all functions required for an IP camera design -- from raw
image sensor data input, image signal processing (ISP), and H.264
compression, to secure encrypted transmission over the network
through a Gigabit Ethernet interface.  
Capturing as many as 60 frames per second at Full HD resolution
(1080p/60), the new Advanced series supports H.264 High Profile
encoding while consuming less than 1.5 W of power, achieving the best
power efficiency and lowest bit rate compared to other solutions on
the market today. Further, the ASC884xA and ASC885xA devices enable
extremely clear video images through advanced ISP features such as
very flexible spatial and temporal (2D/3D) noise reduction for
excellent low-light performance -- critical for security cameras
operating under a wide range of lighting conditions -- as well as
programmable edge enhancement. NXP is showcasing the ASC884xA and
ASC885xA series along with other solutions for the "Internet of
Things" (IoT) this week at Security China 2012 in Beijing (Hall E1,
H45), and a demonstration can be viewed here:
According to IMS Research (now part of IHS), 2014 will be the tipping
point when sales of network video surveillance equipment worldwide
overtake analog video surveillance equipment sales. The benefits of
HD IP cameras are significant. In addition to being able to access
real-time video from anywhere in the world securely over the
Internet, they enable higher-quality surveillance; recognition of
faces, license plates and other identifying features; improved
security; and require fewer cameras to be deployed. At the same time,
the market shift to HD video surveillance has opened up new technical
challenges in image signal processing, as most high-resolution image
sensors introduce more noise and have lower light sensitivity.
Compression of data for transmission over the IP network has
presented similar challenges, forcing camera makers to compromise
either picture quality, bit rate or power efficiency. 
"With our new Advanced series of video processors, HD IP camera
makers and OEMs no longer have to settle for poor-quality pictures --
or settle for power-hungry chips that run so hot they burn to the
touch," said Rick Dumont, global marketing director for IP camera
products at NXP Semiconductors. "The Advanced Series is taking
networked video surveillance to the next level, enabling stunningly
clear HD motion-picture images -- even indoors and at night -- as
well as H.264 High Profile compression at the lowest bit rates to
reduce network load and hard disk video storage space. The total
savings in terms of bill of materials, power consumption, video
storage, and cost of ownership are tremendous. Our customers are also
excited about the wealth of possibilities this opens for new, more
sophisticated Internet, Wi-Fi and video conferencing cameras in the
smart home, in access management, and in professional video security
and surveillance." 
While professional IP cameras today typically offer 2 megapixel
resolution, NXP's Advanced series HD IP camera product can support as
much as 12 MP of raw image sensor data input, with flexibility of SVC
and ROI encoding, and the ability to encode 5 MP resolution video at
25 frames per second or any sensor resolution in between. The
feature-rich image processing pipeline has very flexible 3D noise
reduction options, as well as edge enhancement and motion adaptive
The ASC8852A also delivers the best video compression quality
available today, with H.264 High Profile support at 60 frames per
second, at a bit rate of less than 5 Mbit/sec under standard lighting
conditions, and less than 1 Mbit/sec for extreme 3D noise reduction
modes in low light conditions. In addition to the ASC8852A flagship
product for 1080p/60 performance, NXP is releasing a complete range
of pin-compatible Advanced ICs down to1080p/30 (ASC8850A) and even
720p/30 (ASC8848A), all of which exhibit the same unrivalled image
processing quality, low power consumption and low bit rate. The
ASC8848A offers an H.264-encoded bit rate of less than 500 kbit/s at
a power consumption level close to 0.5 W. 
 Pricing is
available upon request. Evaluation samples of the ASC8848A, ASC8849A,
ASC8850A, ASC8851A and ASC8852A will be available to lead customers
starting in Q1 2013, with volume manufacturing starting in Q2 2013.  

--  VIDEO: Enabling HD IP security cameras for networked surveillance
--  NXP Advanced ASC884xA and ASC885xA series information:
--  Advanced ASC88452A for 1080p/60 performance:

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