intoPIX

Founded on expertise in image processing, cryptography and micro-electronics, intoPIX was established in 2006 and moved into the broadcast market a year later. It has been a Xilinx Alliance Partner from the outset, its first product being a single chip FPGA JPEG2000 device for digital cinema.

The broadcast market was first addressed with a multi-stream JPEG2000 codec, launched at IBC 2007. Aimed at acquisition, storage and contribution, the IPX-JPHD encoder offered HD-SDI, Gigabit Ethernet and PCI capability, working up to 120 frames per second in HD. More recently intoPIX introduced JPEG2000 RAW FPGA IP-cores that are able to compress camera Bayer pattern images. These are able to manage the output - in HD, 4k or 8k - of Bayer image sensors from 10 to 16-bit with raw, visually lossless compression at different frame rates.

The company's patent pending visually lossless, lightweight compression is branded as TICO; the technology does not take up much space on either FPGA or ASIC boards and runs fast and efficiently as software. The JPEG2000 compression IP-core for FPGA is aimed at broadcast applications including image capture, production, video over IP, storage and play-back. During NAB 2014 intoPIX announced new IEEE 802.1 and IEEE1722 Ethernet AVB (Audio Video Bridging) FPGA IP-cores, which are intended to speed up the transition of broadcast studios and facilities to full networked operation.

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