Ambarella Introduces 4K Ultra HD Video for Next Generation Mirrorless,
Sports, and Digital Still Cameras
New A9 SoC delivers 4K Ultra HD, super-high frame rate video, and exceptional
still image quality
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 A9
camera System on Chip (SoC) with support for the new 4K Ultra HD video
standard. The A9 enables development of the next generation of mirrorless,
sports, and digital still cameras (DSCs) with leading-edge video features and
exceptional still image quality. In addition to 4K Ultra HD video resolution
at 30 frames per second, the A9 supports high frame-rate video for capturing
fast-action sports with 1080p video at 120 frames per second or 720p video at
240 frames per second. The A9 includes dual core ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPUs
providing the performance required for advanced applications including
wireless connectivity to smartphones for video streaming or image sharing.
Fabricated in 32nm CMOS technology, the A9 offers very low power consumption,
enabling 4K resolution video cameras with small form factors and extended
“The A9 unleashes 4K Ultra HD video into the consumer camera marketplace,”
said Fermi Wang, president & CEO of Ambarella. “Using A9, our customers can
create camera products with a unique combination of advanced fast-action video
features, exceptional still image quality, and full wireless connectivity.”
The A9’s advanced video features include video time-lapse modes, capture of
high-resolution still images during video recording, Electronic Image
Stabilization (EIS), and burst capture of up to sixty 12-megapixel still
images per second. Ultra-wide angle and small form factor lenses are supported
with full lens distortion correction. The A9’s support for High Dynamic Range
(HDR) video and still processing enables excellent results even in challenging
lighting conditions and high-contrast scenes.
A9 Feature Summary
*4K Ultra HD video recording at 30 frames per second for incredible detail.
*High definition video recording with 240 frames per second at 720p
*Burst mode support for still image capture of over 700 Megapixels per
*Multi-exposure High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging support, including local
tone mapping, preserves image details in high contrast scenes.
*Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with rolling shutter correction.
*3D Motion-Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF) with de-ghosting for
reduced artifacts and excellent low light performance.
*Support for applications including wireless preview, playback, and upload
of stills and videos to a smartphone or directly to the Internet over
*A rich set of interfaces including DDR3L, USB 2.0 host, HDMI®, and SDXC
The A9 SoC is available now for qualified customers. Pricing information and
A9 specifications may be obtained directly from Ambarella at www.ambarella.com
or 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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