Ambarella Unveils Advanced HD Automotive Camera Solutions
New A7L-A family enables exceptional video quality for single and dual-view
LAS VEGAS -- January 8, 2013
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD video
compression and image processing semiconductors, today introduced the A7L-A
family of automotive camera System on Chip (SoCs) and reference designs. The
new A7L-A reference designs enable full 1080p30 HD single and dual-view camera
configurations, supporting video recording through the front windshield as
well as through the rear window or inside the vehicle. The A7L-A’s combination
of Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), smart auto exposure, and full-resolution
over-sampling provide excellent image quality allowing the capture of license
plates and other details, even in low light conditions. The SoCs include a
high speed 700MHz ARM CPU to support advanced analytics algorithms including a
Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).
“With the introduction of our new A7L-A SoC family, Ambarella further
strengthens our position in the fast growing automotive after-market,” said
Fermi Wang, president & CEO of Ambarella. “Combining full HD dual-view
recording with outstanding video quality, the A7L-A family will inspire the
next generation of advanced automotive cameras.”
The A7L-A SoCs require no external DRAM, enabling low cost board designs and
supporting the development of compact camera form factors. Fabricated in
advanced 32nm process technology, the SoCs have very low power consumption, a
requirement for thermally challenged windshield-mounted devices. The A7L-A
reference designs and Software Development Kit (SDK) include complete camera
recording applications and support a wide range of CMOS sensors.
A7L-A Feature Summary
*Single stream video encoding up to 8MP @ 30fps or dual stream encoding up
*Dual-view camera option supports full HD encoding from dual windshield/cab
sensors or via a cable from a rear window-mounted second camera module.
*Over-sampling imaging takes advantage of the full sensor original size for
sharpest image, best low-light sensitivity, and widest Field of View
*Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) options deliver
improved video clarity in high-contrast lighting conditions.
*Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) technology combines lane change
detection with visual or audio driver alerts.
*Integrated DRAM simplifies design for small camera form factors and low
cost four layer boards.
*A rich set of interfaces allows for compact designs and support for USB
2.0, HDMI®, and SDXC SD™ card.
The A7L-A family of SoCs and reference designs are available now for qualified
customers. Pricing information and A7L-A specifications may be obtained
directly from Ambarella at www.ambarella.comor by calling +1-408-734-8888.
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About Ambarella, Inc.
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), is a leading developer of low-power,
high-definition video compression and image processing solutions. The
Company’s products are used in a variety of high definition cameras including
security IP-cameras, wearable sports cameras, digital still cameras, and
automotive video camera recorders. Ambarella technology is also used in
television broadcasting with TV programs being transmitted worldwide using
Ambarella compression chips. Ambarella is the recipient of the Global
Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) 2010, 2011, and 2012 awards for “Most Respected
Private Semiconductor Company”. For more information about Ambarella, please
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Molly McCarthy, +1 408-978-1168
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