GainSpan and GEO Semiconductor have together announced Full HD resolution Video Application Development Kit (ADK) targeting IOT applications in the surveillance, security and automotive markets. Example applications include battery powered Wi-Fi IP cameras, doorbell cameras, cloud cameras, automotive / backup cameras and toy cameras.
The ADK is powered by GainSpan's GS2000 SOC, and GEO's MAX64380 H.264 encoder SOC supporting 802.11b/g/n, high dynamic range ISP and Full HD (1920 x1080p 30 fps) resolution, full duplex audio processing and echo cancellation. The ADK allows features such as motion alerts, integration with cloud services for push notifications, live viewing or cloud storage. The GS2000 SOC acting as a concurrent Limited AP enables new applications by adding connectivity to other devices in the home such as thermostats, and a variety of sensors in the home like door/window sensors and dangerous gas sensors. The ADK also includes a low-power mono audio codec, and mono 2.6W amplifier. The ADK supports multiple streaming protocols including the commonly used RTP/RTSP and UDP.
The ADK includes embedded software compatible with iOS and Android mobile applications for smartphone and tablets. The softwre supports WPA/WPA2-enterprise and personal security modes, legacy WEP encryption and upper layer security protocols such as TLS/SSL and HTTPs.
"According to market research firm IHS, the global video surveillance market is forecast to reach more than $20 billion by 2017. We are seeing an emerging trend in Wi-Fi and battery operated cameras in the surveillance market." said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of marketing, GainSpan. "Our collaboration with GEO brings together the lowest power Wi-Fi solution and industry-leading low power video encoder SOC to enable customers to quickly develop battery-operated cameras with Full HD video in reduced time."