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HDR and 12-bit color supporting media processing SOC chip

Date: 06/02/2015
ViXS Systems is offering media processing System-on-Chip (SoC) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 12-bit color depth. XCode 6800 supports both present and previous video standards.

12-bit color is more closer to how human eye perceives contrast and is being specified by industry bodies as one of the key broadcast codecs for 4K Ultra HD. HDR makes the image look natural and lifelike. HDR and 12-bit color brings the picture close to natural viewing in Ultra HD television sets.

ViXS developed a color tone mapping scheme that converts HDR-based content to regular HD or Ultra HD enabling the consumer electronics product backward and forwards compatible.

XCode 6800 embedd ARM Cortex A9 processor core and 3D graphics engine compliant with OpenGL-ES 2.0 and OpenGL-ES 3.0. The XCode 6800 delivers 1080p HD at 30/60/120/240 frames per second and Ultra HD 2160p60 at 10-bit or 12-bit color. ViXS has included peripherals such as HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 and support for HDR signalling, Gigabit Ethernet, SDIO, USB, eMMC, SPI flash memory controllers, DDR3/DDR4 memory controllers, PCIe and smart card interfaces. Set-top box versions of the XCode 6800 include advanced conditional access, multiple transport stream inputs, SATA for DVR applications, and MoCA 2.0 communications technology. The XCode 6800 family is manufactured in 28nm technology.

XCode 6800 samples are available to customers in Q2 2015.