Advantech – HLS protocol stack for high-performance video streaming server deploymentsSep 17 2012 - Design Applications [More Design Applications Articles]
Advantech, eInfochips, and Texas Instruments (TI) have developed the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol stack for high-performance video streaming application server deployments. The solution supports inbound and outbound transcoding, while also supporting multiple file container formats, screen resolutions and frame rates. Developed by eInfochips on Advantech’s DSPC-8681 PCIe card, the solution houses four TI KeyStone- based TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processors (DSPs).
The features of the HLS streaming solution include: * Inbound and outbound multimedia stream transcoding * Multimedia stream trans-rate capabilities * Support for multiple popular containers * Support for multiple device resolutions and frame-rates * Configurable profiles, IP network parameters and bit-rates
“Advantech is accelerating the evolution of video platforms through our innovative DSP solutions based on TI multicore processors, which provide unrivaled processing capability for advanced video codec enablement.” said David Lin, senior director of DSP and video solutions at Advantech. “The eInfochips HLS implementation optimized for video transcoding functions on Advantech’s DSP PCIe cards offers a highly scalable and adaptable solution for streaming video to all kinds of display devices in different resolutions. We believe the partnership between eInfochips, TI and Advantech will set new standards in video processing innovation and performance.”
Ajatshatru Dhaval, sales director, eInfochips, said: “We are excited by this collaboration with Advantech and TI. We have developed this HLS protocol stack, and can easily adapt and optimize it to suit specific customer requirements. We have a robust portfolio of IPs / Frameworks for multimedia deployments, and are delighted to take a leap forward with this solution. This demo showcases our expertise and experience in working with cutting-edge multimedia and communication technologies to keep our customers ahead of the market.”
Ramesh Kumar, business manager, multicore processors, TI, added: As video consumption on various end-devices continues to grow exponentially, this high-performance HLS solution will be ideal to scale video delivery capacities. We look forward to working with eInfochips and Advantech to provide equipment manufacturers with everything they need to quickly develop highly differentiated and cost-efficient applications in a variety of high-performance markets.”
TI’s KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high-performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the KeyStone architecture is the foundation upon which TI’s new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high-performance computing, says the company.More news from Advantech