Introducing the Highest Performance and Most Power Efficient 4Kp120 HEVC/H.265 Decoder

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oViCs, a leading provider of advanced video IP cores, today introduced ViC-1, the world's highest performance and high efficiency 4Kp120 HEVC/H.265 decoder supporting Main, Main-10, and Main Still Picture Profiles up to Level 5.2, High Tier.

The ISO/IEC HEVC/H.265/MPEG-H compression standard developed by JCT-VC, Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding, is poised to be the next generation video compression technology to dominate the mobile, connected home, video capture, streaming, and distribution markets. ViC-1 enables SoC developers to realize fast time-to-market with an optimized HEVC solution specifically configured for their system requirements.

oViCs’ ViC-1 is a full featured, highly optimized, real-time HEVC/H.265 decoder supporting Main, Main-10, and Main Still Picture Profiles up to 4Kp120 resolution on a single instance, with or without multiple slices, tiles, or wavefront parallel processing. ViC-1 requires only 180 to 840 Kgates and 8 to 179 Kbytes of internal memory, depending on the configuration. The tiny silicon area and low clock frequency design lead to a very power-efficient solution; for instance, only a clock frequency of 72 MHz is needed for 1080p60 bitstreams.

The 4Kp120 performance envelope can be allocated to multiple streams. The entropy encoded data is processed by a hardware CABAC engine with up to 5 bins/cycle throughput, assisted by a thin software layer responsible for header processing, control, and high level error recovery. ViC-1 is specifically designed for easy integration into advanced mobile, smart TV, connected home, and automotive SOCs, where low power and low latency are important.

“We are delighted to introduce our state of the art IP to enable our customers for a quick and smooth transition to the new compression technology without impact on power consumption and overall system cost,” said Sorin Cismas, CEO of oViCs. “This will accelerate the industry adoption of the new HEVC/H.265 compression standard that reduces the bitrate by approx. 2X for both professional and user-generated content.”

About oViCs

oViCs is a startup based in Saratoga, CA, focused on developing advanced semiconductor platforms and intellectual property solutions for HEVC/H.265/MPEG-H, video processing and analysis for the mobile, automotive, connected home, video capture, streaming, and distribution markets. For more information about oViCs, please visit

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


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