Ambarella S2L IP Camera SoC Family Enables a New Generation of Intelligent Security Cameras

  Ambarella S2L IP Camera SoC Family Enables a New Generation of Intelligent
  Security Cameras

S2L brings advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing, intelligent video
content analytics, and wide angle viewing into mainstream professional and
consumer IP cameras


Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 31, 2014

Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD video
compression and image processing semiconductors, today introduced S2L, a
family of Full HD camera System on Chips (SoCs) designed for consumer, small
business and professional IP-camera security applications. The S2L’s
Smart-AVC^TM H.264 low bitrate streaming technology significantly reduces
network bandwidth requirements, lowers cloud storage costs and supports the
use of multiple cameras in home environments. Its flexible ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
provides the performance required for intelligent video analytics such as
intrusion detection, or audio analytics such as breaking glass detection.
Additionally, the S2L dewarper can correct images captured from wide angle
lenses to enable cameras that cover a wide viewing area.

“The S2L family brings advanced professional features to mainstream and
consumer IP cameras, including Full HD video, High Dynamic Range (HDR) image
processing, advanced analytics and wide angle viewing,” said Chris Day, VP of
Marketing and Business Development at Ambarella. “Designed in an advanced 28nm
process, S2L enables a new generation of intelligent, ultra-low power and
small form factor IP cameras with outstanding video quality.”

The S2L family includes a series of software-compatible SoCs that range from
720p30 up to 1080p60 H.264 video and up to 5 MP resolution. Multi-exposure
fusion HDR and Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF) noise reduction
deliver outstanding image quality even in challenging lighting conditions. The
S2L includes a USB 2.0 host interface for direct connectivity to the latest
WiFi chips for low cost, wide range wireless cameras. Power consumption for
1080p30 encoding is under 500mW including DRAM, enabling the development of
small form factor or battery operated cameras.

S2L Feature Summary

  *1080p60 H.264 encoding with multi-stream support to enable independent
    resolutions, frame rate and quality (for example 1080p60 H.264 + 720p30
    H.264 + 480p30 H.264 + MJPEG 1fps)
  *H.264-compliant Smart-AVC streaming for bitrates as low as 600kbps for
    1080p30, and 300kbps for 720p30
  *Advanced dynamic range (WDR and HDR) engine with multi-exposure fusion
  *ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with NEON DSP extensions, Floating Point Unit (FPU), and
    128KB L2 cache provides headroom for customer applications as well as
    intelligent analytics processing
  *Real-time hardware-accelerated de-warping engine
  *Image Sensor Pipeline with high speed SLVS/MIPI/LVCMOS interfaces,
    supporting up to 14 Megapixel (MP) sensor resolution and 480MPixel/s data
  *Rich set of interfaces includes 10/100Mbps Ethernet, USB 2.0 host and
    device, three SD card controllers with SDXC support
  *Small 11x11mm package available

Pricing and Availability

The S2L SoC family will be demonstrated at the ISC West 2014 International
Security Exhibition and Exposition in Las Vegas from April 2-4, 2014.
Invitations to ISC West or product and pricing information can be obtained
directly from Ambarella.

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About Ambarella

Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), is a leading developer of low-power,
high-definition (HD) video compression and image processing solutions. The
company’s products are used in a variety of HD cameras including security
IP-cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras and automotive video camera
recorders. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV
programs worldwide.For more information about Ambarella, please visit

All brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective
holders. Ambarella reserves the right to alter product and service offerings,
and specifications and pricing, at any time without notice. © 2014 Ambarella.
All rights reserved.


Ambarella Inc.
Chris Day
Valley Public Relations
Molly McCarthy, +1 408-978-1168
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