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Reference Design Kit from Ambarella wearable police and security cameras

Date: 10/01/2015
Body worn reference design kit (RDK) is available from fast-growing fabless semiconductor chip designer Ambarella. The HD video cameras suitable for police and security applications is based on the new Ambarella A12W ultra low power HD camera SoC with wireless streaming. The A12W includes advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for stable video recording during motion and High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing for clear images in low light conditions. A12W fabricated using 28nm supports dual cameras with full HD at 60 frames per second (fps) or 2560x1440 at 15fps from one camera and Full HD at 30fps from another camera.

“The market for body-worn police and security cameras is set to expand as police departments and citizens increasingly demand clear video evidence,” said Chris Day, Ambarella VP of Marketing and Business Development. “Ambarella’s A12W wearable security reference design kit enables development of Full HD, dual lens, wearable cameras capable of working in extreme light conditions and streaming video directly to the cloud.”

The system is able to wirelessly stream video via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or 4G/LTE. The A12W includes a powerful ARM Cortex-A9 CPU to run customer applications and analytics software, and also integrates on chip de-warping for wide angle camera designs. The A12W RDK includes a complete software developer’s kit with full photographic and video functionality as well as wireless connectivity options.

Ambarella has also announced camera System-On-Chip (SoC) for a new generation of sports and quadcopter cameras (flying cameras).

The Ambarella H1 supports 4K Ultra HD H.264 video encoding at 60 frames per second for high-speed live-action recording supporting the new H.265/HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video standard for 4K Ultra HD encoding at up to 30 frames per second. H1 also includes advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for stable video recording during windy or high motion conditions.

“The adoption of 4K Ultra HD video has been accelerating across consumer electronics markets,” said Fermi Wang, President and CEO of Ambarella. “The Ambarella H1 will enable a new generation of sports and flying cameras with high frame rate Ultra HD video, bringing professional-quality filmmaking to the consumer.”

For more information visit www.ambarella.com