MPEG compression board supports ARM platforms

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Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Sep 11, 2009

The MicroMPEG4 from Advanced Micro Peripherals is a sub-credit-card-sized, four-channel MPEG-4 video compression module based on the 32-bit mini PCI form factor.

The MicroMPEG4 is said to provide a low-power solution for capturing and compressing up to four concurrent live analogue video and audio inputs to full D1 resolution using MPEG-4.

The MicroMPEG4 is said to provide a low-power solution for capturing and compressing up to four concurrent live analogue video and audio inputs to full D1 resolution using MPEG-4

The MicroMPEG4 is said to provide a low-power solution for capturing and compressing up to four concurrent live analogue video and audio inputs to full D1 resolution using MPEG-4

The compression module can also decompress and playback recordings from storage to display and offers an additional incoming live video path for simultaneous preview on the host screen.

The MicroMPEG4 is claimed by Advanced Micro Peripherals to be ideal for space-constrained and deeply embedded, long-life video applications.

The MicroMPEG4 is now supported with Linux drivers for ARM platforms as well as standard x86 systems, making it suitable for platform solutions using Intel's IXP4xx family of ARM/Xscale network communication processors.

The combination of these Intel ARM-compatible solutions and the MicroMPEG4 enables developers to create monitoring solutions with resilient, fully encrypted network communications.

For surveillance and monitoring applications, the MicroMPEG4 enables text and simple graphics overlays to be combined with the live video for both preview and compression.

The supplied SDK enables data such as camera identification, date/time, location data and frame numbers to be easily added to the video image.

The MicroMPEG4 is supported by a suite of drivers for PC-based Windows 2000/XP, Linux and QNX systems along with Linux drivers for ARM platforms - the standard video recording SDK and sample applications are supplied free with the module.

AMP also offers a Video Streaming SDK to enable the compressed video to be streamed over an IP network.

The board can be optimised for specific application needs by balancing the number of channels used against the image size and frame rate.

The board also features motion detection and a babysitting mode in which recording of incoming video is initiated only when a motion event occurs within the field of interest.

This is said to minimise storage requirements and demands on operators' concentration.

Applications include solid-state digital video recorder, intranet/internet video streaming, remote video surveillance and multi-camera traffic monitoring.

An extended temperature version with an operating temperature rating of -40C to +85C is also available.

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